Think about the best concerts you’ve attended and chances are you had a lot of fun, dancing and smiling throughout the show. This is exactly the kind of vibe you will experience when Black Masala is performing live. Performing hundreds of shows a year has helped Washington, DC’s gypsy punk and brass band hone their sound, while injecting it with a healthy dose of funk, soul and eclectic grooves.
On their second album, I Love You Madly, it is clear that Black Masala are having a lot of fun incorporating various musical influences into their go-anywhere Brass sound. Ranging from Gypsy punk, Balkan brass and New Orleans funk, to Bhangra and bounce, this is an album for the multicultural music listener. The heavy horns and danceable rhythms tie “I Love You Madly” together and create an album that can be played for a wide range of audiences.
The band has not let up since releasing the album, touring heavily with their infectious live show to clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. New fans will be hooked and those already familiar with the band will be excited to hear and see new instruments and songs.
Whether they are performing live shows or releasing new music, Black Masala push the boundaries between genres and explore new musical frontiers. This unorthodox and highly creative approach is what makes the shows so much fun with a wild and unpredictable vibe for the audience. We encourage you to come see the band perform at one of these shows this spring, just be prepared to smile, dance and have a great time.
“Black Masala are sort of the Washington, DC counterpart to Slavic Soul Party. They play an intoxicatingly edgy blend of Romany, Indian, Afrobeat, circus rock and hard funk dancefloor grooves. Their brassy attack features lots of biting minor keys and slinky rhythms.”
– NY Music Daily