ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River
220 Vesey Street, New York City, NY, 10281
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place
|6:30PM||Four live brass bands! Zlatne Uste, Slavic Soul Party!, Inspector Gadje and Raya Brass Band--create the experience of being enveloped in the frenetic energy of competing bands.|
Slavic Soul Party! (Brooklyn, NY)
Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk. SSP! has created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting. SSP!’s music has won the ear of fans and musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, and their tunes have been learned by Serbian brass stars Boban Markovic Orkestar and New Orleans funk sensation Galactic, among others. In addition to touring throughout the US and Europe, SSP! holds down a residency every Tuesday in Brooklyn which has become a destination for music fans from around the world. One of the hardest working bands in New York, SSP! plays nearly 100 times a year in North America, Europe, Africa and beyond. They have performed at Babylon (Istanbul) with the Karandila Orkestar, at Irving Plaza (New York City) with Gogol Bordello, on the Warped Tour (US), in Carnegie Hall, in Sing Sing prison, and in virtually every major New York club. The band's fifth cd "Taketron" is on the Barbes Records label, available to the world September 22, 2009 through Allegro Music distributors..