Raya Brass Band / Litvakus
Raya Brass Band
does it on the dance floor, mashing up the music of Eastern Europe with
American dance grooves. Featuring odd meters, unusual scales and a fine
helping of gorgeous Balkan and Romany (Gypsy) melodies played on reeds,
trumpet, accordion, tuba and drums, Raya Brass Band brings the East
European get-down wherever it goes.
"…There's been a buzz about this band lately and it's well-deserved…These guys took [the party] up a notch." -Lucid Culture
Litvakus band led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch performs traditional pieces of the Lithuanian and Belarusian Jewish community, as well as Zisl's original compositions, creating a bridge between the old-time North-Eastern European shtetls and the present-day New York's folk, klezmer, and theater scene.
“Dmitri Slepovich’s trilling clarinet makes for irresistible dancing music.” -Forward