The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in association with Friends of Good Music present Slavic Soul Party, New York City’s Official No. 1 Brass Band for Balkan Soul and Gypsy Funk, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm.
Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party “…terrifying, exhausting and way more aggressive than a lot of punk music I’ve seen,” said Sufjan Stevens in Rolling Stone.
SSP! pumps a strong Balkan brass sound through the filter of life in New York’s outer boroughs, making new music out of the unplanned results of immigration, proximity, and globalization. Over the past 15 years the band has released 7 full-length albums, and toured in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Turkey, and Zimbabwe, from pasha’s palaces to dive bars, Carnegie Hall to Serbian schoolyards, festival stages to prison courtyards. The band’s music has fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and their tunes have been covered by Serbian brass stars, New Orleans funk stalwarts, and legendary street bands. SSP!’s Tuesday night residency in Brooklyn has become a destination for music fans from around the world, and is famous for “delivering a great time (New York Times).”
Single tickets prices:
$20 at full price
$16 for Friends of Good Music season subscribers, SBU employees and senior citizens
$5 for students