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Funkrust Brass Band, Veveritse, BatalaNYC and Fulaso at The Rock Shop
Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Jun 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am| 7-10
All Brass and Drum Dance Party (No Guitars Allowed)
rock and roll with no guitars: brass and drums the Latin, Balkan, Samba and Discopunk way
brought to you by nearly fifty band members
8:30pm Fulaso – Funky. Latin. Soul.
9:30pm BatalaNYC- All-women samba reggae
10:15pm Funkrust Brass Band – disco punk in motion
11pm Veveritse – Balkan brass for dancing
Bios and links:
Fulaso – www.fulaso.com/
Funky. Latin. Soul. Coming from and inspired by the five boroughs of New York City, Fulaso is an 11-piece party band spanning the genres of Funk, Boogaloo, and Soul with a Latin edge. This bi-lingual and multi-cultural collaboration, led by the sensational Erica Ramos, brings exceptional energy, love and soul to every performance. For those who love to groove, dance, and boogaloo… “Cuidao! Fulaso viene guarachando!”
Batala – www.batalanyc.com
BatalaNYC is an all-women music group that plays a style of samba drumming called samba reggae which originates in Salvador de Bahia in northeastern Brazil.
Funkrust Brass Band – www.funkrust.com
Mixing punk, disco, EDM, metal and funk with Balkan and New Orleans influences and megaphone vocals- like the soundtrack to Tron and David Bowie in the Thunderdome. The 12 piece brass band features choreography, futurist uniforms, and all original songwriting by Phil Andrews (Gay Panic, Apocalypse Five & Dime) and Ellia Bisker (Charming Disaster, Sweet Soubrette).
Veveritse – www.facebook.com/pages/Veveritse-Brass-Band/342515906992
A ten piece Balkan Brass Band described thusly: “Through brass bells, the tendrils of their song creeps into a crowd, holding them in a pregnant stillness before the circle dance erupts into a parade…”