Gyspy Brass Legends (PAL-DVD) - Fanfare Ciocarlia
The Story of the Band' includes a one hour concert in Berlin, the one hour documentary film "Iag Bari" plus various other text and grpahic goodies
Revolve - La Cherga
These Balkan music innovators have a sound that mixes dub, Balkan brass, jazz, drum 'n' bass and electronic, broadened on this new recording to include funk and soul. Adisa Zvekic from Bosnia, the band's new front woman, is using her powerful voice to lead the band into a new era. As its title implies, the album deals with transformations and renewals, always rooted in the diversity of their home countries of Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Jamaica.
Pictures from the Street - Motion Trio
The record label says: Innovative Polish accordion trio founded in 1996, has worked hard to change the image of their instrument. Their sound collages range somewhere between minimalism, jazz and rock. They create soundscapes that totally redefine the musical and expressive range of the accordion and bring its sound firmly into a modern context. Everything is strictly acoustic - neither samplers nor additional effects are used. In 2000, Motion Trio won first prize at the fourth annual Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Krakow
Play-Station - Motion Trio
The Polish 'infernal trio' returns with their second recording, an adventurous exploration of the analog accordion in the digital age. The musicianship is peerless, their ideas are on the edge, and the execution is remarkable.
Waltz Rromano - Earth-Wheel-Sky Band
After almost 40 years on stage, Olah Vince, a musical legend in Novi Sad, is taking a big step forward with his group, Earth-Wheel-Sky-Band. The group's instrumentation is pretty basic for a gypsy band: guitar, violin, cimbalom, double bass, percussions, voice and no electronic gadgets or keyboards. In their musical world, expression is everything. Olah Vince, a Gypsy activist, is helping others, trying to establish Gypsy radio in Novi Sad, and much more. This band's last recording was a big hit here at cdRoots. This one lives up to expectations!
Radio Romanista - KAL
Band leader Dragan Ristic says of their new project: "We went from being this tiny Belgrade band to touring Europe and the US, hearing DJs blast our music in clubs, playing festivals, getting to spread the word and music of the Roma. What you get here is our live sound. We spend a lot of time touring and playing clubs along the Danube, bars that put on live music. This has really shaped our sound, it's Rock'n'roma! I strongly believe this album leads a new wave of Gypsy music." Serbian rapper Marcelo cameos with the band on the first track.