Club Amsterdam Klezmer 30 March 2017:
Carlama Orkestar & amsterdam Klezmer Band
The Serbian word Carlama refers to a certain kind of wild dance as well as to a exuberant party.
This description fits this energetic group, that was inspired by Yugoslav Hungarian Akos Laki and set up by Steven Kamperman, like a glove.
The musicians combine the rich Serbian brassband tradition with rhythms and melodies from all over the Balkan region, resulting in a steaming mix in which improvisation plays an important part.
The group has an extraordinary line-up. In addition to percussion almost the whole saxophone family is present: from soprano saxophone to the relatively rare bass saxophone. The result resembles a surprising cross between Fanfare Ciocarlia and the World Saxophone Quartet. Hunting rhythms, furious trills, blazing ballads and a good sense of humour are the main ingredients in this group.
Afterparty: DJ CHAJES
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