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Tropicalia Halloween Monster Bash with Black Masala & Osaka Monaurail
October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Japan’s premier Funk band Osaka Monaurail first DC appearance! After two decades, the wheels are very much still turning for Osaka Monaurail, Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, which has grown from a university combo to one of the world’s leading groups in the genre. Nine musicians on stage in sharp uniforms inspired by 60s fashion; trumpets are spinning in the air; leader Nakata dancing “Mashed Potato”; from James Brown funky dancers to jumpin’ be-bop instrumentals.
Black Masala will heavily spice up their energetic Balkan-brass set by featuring the music of Gogol Bordello and Leningrad for this Halloween show. Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show that features brass, tuba, accordion, electric guitar, drums and vocals.
With disc jockey sets by Crown Vic & his Weird World
Followed by world dance heat with Congo Y Castro