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Tropicalia Halloween Monster Bash with Black Masala & Osaka Monaurail

October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Doors 9PM

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


October 31, 2014
9:00 pm


2001 14th St, NW, Lower Level - Corner of U & 14th (Enter From U St, Down Stairs)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States
(202) 629-4535