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FANFARA TIRANA MEETS TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND

DIRECT FROM ALBANIA! LIVE N' HOT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK! FANFARA TIRANA JOIN WITH GLOBAL FUSION PIONEERS TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND IN A MASH UP OF BALKAN BRASS, EXOTIC ALBANIAN MAGIC, CRAZY RHYTHM, LONDON STYLEE, RAGGA, DANCEHALL, ASIAN UNDERGROUND AND MORE! FEATURING 71-YEAR-OLD FOLK SINGER HYSNI NIKO ZELA.

A REAL ONE OFF! DON'T MISS! MOS MUNGONI! (as they say in Albanian!)

Grab your tickets in advance for an unforgettable, unrepeatable night at Scala Kings Cross.

Excellent DJs Spindrift & Jamie Renton kick off from 7pm with a big Balkan Global mix.

“meaty beats, crunching tubas and mercurial clarinets that speak lucidly of both past and present” The Independent ****

“a highly entertaining clash of Albanian brass and beats, with unexpected echoes of India or the Caribbean added in” The Guardian ****

“completely organic.. whether on gentle laments or trouser-shaking floor fillers” The Times **

A live and kicking BALKAN BRASS SOUNDCLASH! as Albanian Army brass band FANFARA TIRANA Tirana with 71-year-old folk singer Niko Zela meet fusionists TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND on stage hot from touring European summer festivals.

For the first time in the UK - Members of The Military Band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania team up with World Fusion pioneers Transglobal Underground in a stonking mashup of exotic Albanian tunes, banging Balkan Brass, Caribbean Dancehall, Ragga & Indian Raags… This has to be the Balkan Party of 2013! 

Plus DJs Spindrift and Jamie Renton.

 “meaty beats, crunching tubas and mercurial clarinets that speak lucidly of both past and present” The Independent ****

“a highly entertaining clash of Albanian brass and beats, with unexpected echoes of India or the Caribbean added in” The Guardian ****

“completely organic.. whether on gentle laments or trouser-shaking floor fillers” The Times ****

“Fanfara Tirana could stun a badger at 50 paces”  Songlines Magazine ****

Time: 7pm until 11pm

Admission: £18 in advance. Age 18+ ID Required

Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000 or Scala box office between 10am and 6pm Mon-Fri for ticket purchase (not collection)

VENUE: SCALA KINGS CROSS, 275 PENTONVILLE ROAD LONDON N1 9NL

DOORS OPEN 7PM

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