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CD Release: Black Sea Hotel throws a party at Union Pool June 4th, 9:00 PM- 484 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 - (718) 609-0484
One of New York's most unique and exciting musical acts, Black Sea Hotel, Brooklyn's own Bulgarian vocal orchestra, is releasing their debut CD, a starkly beautiful, otherworldly album of a capella performance compositions grounded in the Balkan musical tradition. They're throwing a party to celebrate with their friends Veveritse and Stumbebum Brass Band, and special guest Sxip Shirey, on June 4th, 2009, at Union Pool -- 484 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 - (718) 609-0484. The show starts at 9:00 on the dot. $10 cover.
About Black Sea Hotel
Rooted in the tradition of Bulgaria's women’s choirs, the quartet invokes the shimmering, angelic harmonies made famous by Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, even as they create their own inimitable gutsy sound, with driving, rhythmic melodies and harmonies that come together in a vocal blend that is emotionally raw, and haunting. The quartet composes their own unique arrangements of folk songs, calling on sources as varied as archival and field recordings, master teachers, and contemporary arrangements written for large choirs. With deep reverence to other arranging styles in the canon, they’ve found new ways to use melody, harmony and rhythm to tell ancient stories.
Veveritse Brass Band finds its inspiration in the drama of the
Romany(Gypsy) music of the Balkans. With an eye to the powerful exactitude of these melodies, Veveritse makes room for play. Slippery, squirrelly even, they may start off running almost too fast, only to drop the bottom out; what begins sonorous and jagged straightens up, and carries you into the night....dancing, sighing.
About Stumblebum Brass Band
The Stumblebum Brass Band is an incendiary force on the New York City music scene. Even though the band has deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana, the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.
Added by black sea hotel on May 6, 2009