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For the first time, our region will welcome a top band from Istanbul, Turkey! Musiktrafik and Alison Pearl present Baro Banda, a band that promises to take you deep into the heart of both ancient and modern gypsy Istanbul.

The band is made up of three Romany, two Turkish, one Turkish-Australian and one Australian musician. They are the truly global band who bridge the gap between East and West with heavy Turkish Romany grooves to drum’n’bass, dub, funk, jazz and hip hop. The music is danceable, passionate and unlike anything you’ve heard or seen before.

Founded in Istanbul in 2006, Baro Banda specialise in the unexpected, playing underground gypsy roots music combined with modern electronic sounds. Gypsy clarinet master Savas Zurnaci (aka Corlulu Savas – Turkey), vocalist/guitarist Murat Yucel (Australia/Turkey) and saxophonist Alisha Brooks (Australia), are joined by master gypsy percussionist Asma Davul (Thrace gypsy-style darbuka), Faruk Giley (aka Tekirdagli Faruk), gypsy trumpet player Aydin Borucu (aka Bergamali Aydin), bass player Utku Kirca and drummer Atac Ulker, together with various electronic devices to create a new dimension in world roots music.

Catch them on their inaugural Australian tour with a show at the A&I Hall in Bangalow tonight!

Tickets available for $25 from www.oztix.com.au or $28 at the door. Doors open 7:15pm for food and drinks by Open Table 8pm.

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