Fri, September 25th

NYGF 2015: Cocek Brass Band, Bad Buka, Raya Brass Band, Balti Mare

Balkan dance gypsy TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

11th Annual NY Gypsy Festival presents 

Cocek Brass Band - 8:30pm
Bad Buka - 10pm
Raya Brass Band - 11:30pm
Balti Mare - 1am
+ DJ Poodlecanon
(Elena Andujar will no longer be performing)

Cocek Brass Band

Cocek! Brass Band is the brainchild of trumpet player Sam Dechenne. The band performs original music by Dechenne based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands. They are a 5-piece group (2 trumpets, trombone, tuba and bass drum) that rocks the house on a very regular basis. The band's members come from internationally touring ensembles like John Brown's Body and Itzhak Perlman and bring a blend of dance music with stellar improvisation and melodies that evoke crazy dancing, contemplative thoughts and good times..

Bad Buka

What happens when you cross the charm of Balkan Romani Cabaret, world funk and punk-rock? Bad Buka! An uplifting musical and theatrical family centered band that unifies crowds, cultures and ages. For the past 7 years they have developed a reputation of being a tight, original and dynamic tour de force. Playing big electric shows as well as draw listeners into smaller more intimate acoustic performances. The old world meets the new in Bad Buka's music.

Raya Brass Band

Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has energized clubs, international festivals, rooftop parties, and subway cars with its hard-driving, original brass band music. The six members of the band bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, and global music. Featuring trumpet, sax, accordion, tuba, and percussion, this band wails, sweats, and shouts alongside its audience.

Balti Mare

Founded in 2009 Baltă Mare is a Balkan Roma inspired ensemble whose name is an homage to their hometown, Baltimore, and translates to “large pond” in Romanian. Baltă Mare blasts visceral dance rhythms, exotic Oriental melodies, twisting time signatures, and tempos that ebb and flow into a cathartic frenzy capturing the energy and soul of the music. The ensemble mixes strings, brass, and percussion in the spirit and tradition of the Roma wedding and funeral bands of Romania, Serbia, and Hungary. Baltă Mare captivates and entices with a combination of traditional, modern, and original compositions that promise to have you on your feet dancing in yet uninvited directions. Hopa!