Carnival Comes to Town

On this New Sounds, it’s all about horns, groove, and the urge to shake one’s money-maker. Hear the latest from Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, a Klezmer/Balkan/Brazilian/New Orleans-inspired collection “Carnival Conspiracy.” This record might help to temporarily reverse the social order, shake things up, and shock people into new ways of experiencing the world – along with bringing together the intellectual, the booty shaker, and the Hasid. Plus it’s fun! Also, listen for the combined sound of military brass bands, voodoo ritual chants and rhythms, scratchy American jazz records, with a dash of Fela’s Afrobeat that is Benin’s Gangbé Brass Band. And more over-caffeinated music from the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, something from the famed Wild Magnolias of New Orleans, and maybe we can make way for the Rebirth Brass Band.

PROGRAM # 2517, Brass Band Music for Carnival (First aired on Tues, 2/28/06)





Rebirth Brass Band

NS Live, BAM 4/30/94

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, excerpt [1:30]

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Year of the Snake

Iko Iko [5:30]

Innova #599

Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias

NS Live, BAM 4/30/94

Golden Crown [6:00]

Wild Magnolias CD called “I'm Back . . . at Carnival Time" is available at
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Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Carnival Conspiracy

Out of What? [6:00]
In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees [4:00]
Pantagruel, Shiker Hindert Prozent [5:30]

Piranha #1902 **

Brass Unbound

Secret Children of the Colonial Brass Band

Morenada [3:00]

Pan #33 issued as part of the book “Brass Unbound” by Rob Flaes, KIT-press, Netherlands.

Street Music, Vol. 5 – Shyam Brass Band


Hey Naam Re [4:00]

Tips #5321 Indian release
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Gangbe Brass Band

Whendo (Roots)

Remember Fela [4:00]

World Village #468050 **