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Black Masala

Black Masala

World / Brass Band / Gypsy/ Rock/ Indie/ Funk Washington, DC  US
Bhangra V
Bhangra V
Feels the Same
Feels the Same
Round and Around
Round and Around
Knockin' (Sxip Shirey and Rima Fand)
Knockin' (Sxip Shirey and Rima Fand)


Opa Cupa - Live at the 9:30 Club



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  • SereJazz (Artist)
    Love your music! Love the gypsy groove on "Mesecina" and the burlesque vibe on "Knockin' "! They're my faves! Best, ~Sere
  • Mia Lotus (Artist)
    Mia Lotus
    Great music! Love the brass and the exotic feeling :)
  • Raylene Waye (Artist)
    Raylene Waye
    great sound & style here :) cheers from Sydney!
  • Fuze The Mc (Artist)
    Fuze The Mc
    nice tracks enjoyed them


  • Artisphere 2013'
  • Rock and Roll Hotel 10/4/13


Sounds Like: Slavic Soul Party!, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, DeVotchKa, Luminsecent Orchestrii

Bio: Brassy Washington DC-based multicultural outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here ...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: We had so much fun at Capital Fringe on the 4th of July with M.H. & His Orchestra and DJ Crown Vic - such a great... http://t.co/Ao4YolgGRR


"Black Masala puts a face-melting brass section to work on rhythms as varied as Balkan beats, New Orleans jazz, indie rock and Appalachian roots music. The thread connecting it all? Party music." - Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post, 7/01/14

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Q: Hi. kamel zennia , singer-songwriter based in DC. www.kamelzennia.com. i have a nice touch to add to B masala. ( I can play Algerian Mandola for you guys and/or North African percussions..interesting

A: Hey Kamel, I am really enjoying your music. Please hit us up at blackmasalaband@gmail.com

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Fri Mar 14 2014

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