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Black Masala (Uncredited)

Black Masala

Black Masala is an eclectic nine-piece group of DC based musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds. The band is comprised of members from Thievery Corporation, See-I, Yamamonem Jazz Band, Yellow Dubmarine, and Bellflur. Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to banjo, the band’s music features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, Ambient/Experimental indie rock riffs, and even a hint of Appalachian twang. Expect a party!   Originally formed by Mike Ounallah and trombonist Matt Hotez, the band's focus was initially centered in the Eastern European Brass tradition. Although keeping true to its roots, the band has since expanded and diversified its sound to include influences from other musical genres after adding a number of other musicians, including several vocalists, making for a high-energy live set of original material.

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Listen Local First presents Black Masala 12/21/12: Listen Local First presents Black Masala

The D.C.-based group performs a colorful mix of sounds that draws on melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, ambient/experimental indie rock riffs, and a hint of Appalachian twang.

Listen Local First presents Black Masala

The D.C.-based group performs a colorful mix of sounds that draws on melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, ambient/experimental indie rock riffs, and a hint of Appalachian twang.

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