Dolunay’s Album Release Party w/ Raya Brass Band
Date(s) - 03/28/2015 - 03/29/2015
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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On March 28th come on down to Barbes to celebrate the release of our album, Our House! We will play the album in it’s entirety, front to back, backwards and forwards, as we’ve conceived it. There will be special guests!
The party will continue with Raya Brass Band and their bumpin’ brassy Balkan music.
The Brooklyn, NY based trio Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) draws upon the songs from the Turkish people living across Rumeli, the former region of the Ottoman Balkans. Dolunay’s intimate sound, sparse in loudness and textured with the dissonance of eastern blues, gives way to a sound at once earthy and celestial, the size of which defies that of the small makeup of the band. Inspired to engage with the unique repertoire of lesser-known songs and empowered with a knack to enrich the uncovered sounds with a personal note, Dolunay creates the opportunity to breathe new life into melodies of a region culturally diverse and historically rich.
Jenny Luna – voice, percussion
Adam Good – ud
Eylem Basaldi – violin
Raya Brass Band
Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cas with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size.
Greg Squared – saxophone
Ben Syversen – trumpet
Matthew “Max” Fass – accordion
Don Godwin – tuba
Nezih Antakli – percussion