On the eve of the 2021 virtual Golden Fest, we're rebroadcasting an episode from 2018 that takes an inside look at the annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, with interviews from key members of ZU and the festival plus attendees and music from some of the many bands that played the 2018 festival. Stick around at the end of the show for a new track from the Brass Queens, a medley of holiday favorites.
This week the podcast returns from hiatus with a preview of the upcoming HONK! United virtual festival. With music from Brass Queens, Bandanica Granada Nicaragua, Cimarrona La Favorita, Unidos do Swing, Calango Careta, plus a field recording of a recent protest in New York City.
This week we're rebroadcasting Episode 14, which was a compilation of sounds and music from the East European Folklife Center's 2017 Balkan Camp in upstate New York. Featuring music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey from Demiran Cerimovic, Zlatne Uste, Cocek Nation and more.
This week we dig into Masala Brass Kollektiv, the organizers of the Skappa'nabanda festival in Graz, Austria. We also play songs from BrazzBanditen, TubaLibre-Weimar, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band and Brasskill's Francesca Hoffman, plus shoutouts to Titubanda, Sbandata Romana, La Fanfare Invisible, StreetNoise-Orchestra, BANDA RONCATI, FONC, Fanfare Le GrandMachinChose, Muses Tanguent, Refectory Brass Band, RusticaXBand, Stradabanda Spmt, Clownest Orchestra, Milfshake Fanfare Frappée, Train Fatal, Les Lapins Superstars, P-Funking Band and Banda Comunale.
This week we continue our exploration of the history and sounds of the Cimarrona brass bands of Costa Rica, with music from Cimarrona La Original Domingueña, Cimarrona Los Parranderos, Cimarrona Cimalokera Alajuela, Cimarrona Santo Domingo, Cimarrona Espiritu Tico, Cimarrona los Profesionales, Cimarrona Retana Alajueliteña, Banda Municipal Santa Cruz, and Cimarrona Banda Alegre Aserriceña.
This week we feature the brass bands of Costa Rica in the first of a two part series about the fascinating culture and long history of brass bands, called Cimarronas, and large puppet parades called Mascaradas. With the music of Cimarrona La Original - La Original Domingueña, Cimarrona Santo Domingo, Cimarrona Espiritu Tico, Banda Municipal Santa Cruz, Cimarrona La Favorita, Cimarrona Retana Alajueliteña, Cimarrona Banda Alegre Aserricena, Cimarrona Palmareña and Cimarrona Los Paperitos. Santa Bárbara de Heredia and mentions of Festival Honk Costa Rica and Museo Domingueño de la Cimarrona y la Mascarada
This week we cover the Bay Area radical marching band Brass Liberation Orchestra and play new music from Environmental Encroachment, Curious Rendition Orchestra and The Con Artists.
This week we speak to members of Unidos do Swing and talk about the Brazilian brass band scene, including HONK RiO, Festival HONK! SP, Fanfarra Clandestina, Damas de Ferro, Fanfarra Black Clube, Os Siderais, Calango Careta, Cosmobloco and Sagrada Profana.
This week we cover new releases and socially distant music videos from the Los Angeles Brigade of Activist Musicians, Bands and Artists (La BAMBA), Cimarrona la Favorita, Black Sheep Ensemble, The Curious Rendition Orchestra, The Virtual Con Artists, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Zlatne Uste, Funkasin, and Brass Queens.