Schäl Sick Brass Band - Maza Meze (2000)

«It was almost inevitable that a young German group would come up with the idea of using the sound of a pumping brass band to explore the music of other cultures. What perhaps was less certain was that the result would be such a thoroughly engaging collision of styles. With the trademarks of innovation and stylistic versatility oozing from every pore, the Schäl Sick Brass Band blends Bavarian brass with Persian folk then embark upon a tour around any other region that takes their fancy.
The Schäl Sick Brass Band started out as an alternative, multi-culti Cologne Carnival band ten years ago. With its offbeat style of world music, the band has since developed into one of the most exciting German music groups.
The “musical world theatre” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) rides on the breeze of delightfully fresh and versatile “collective-blowing” in the spirit of “think global – blow local,” supported by a rhythm section consisting of tuba, drums, percussion and guitar or Waldzither, that “grooves like hell” (Gitarre & Bass). After about 500 concerts at home and abroad - in Bavaria and Istanbul, in Morocco and Madrid, in Cologne's Carnival and concert halls, in Oetztal and Rimini, in Prague in springtime, in Budapest in autumn, in Ljubljana and Greece in summer – the journey continues. It's a journey that uses the simple language of music to contribute to a better intercultural understanding… “this is gloriously polycultural stuff” (Folkroots).» (CDRoots)

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dj earball said...

Thanks so much for this! I've got two other SSBB albums and love them...haven't found this one elsewhere. Curious to find out if this has the same turkish influence as the later albums. keep up the great work.

dj earball of SoundRoots Global Culture & World Music blog

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