Brotherhood of Brass (blue) : Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars
Barbara Flaska, PopMatters:
"Every player with this group has devoted a lifetime to klezmer. The repertoire is not merely the bulgars, doynes, freylekhs, and horas, but a rare rhythm known as "the Oriental," a reflection of the musical influence from Odessa and the Carpathians."
Boban Marković Orkestar
Boston Herald 09/2004:
"Imgagine the rowdiest, fastest rendition of "Hava Nagila" you've ever heard, zip it up with wild brass playing that would make a New Orleans marching band stop and stare, and throw in percussion so thunderous it shakes a hall, and then you've got an idea why the Orkestar gets a crowd into a frenzy."
Oi Va Voi : From sziget.hu
London-based Oi Va Voi's debut album, Laughter Through Tears topped the world music radio chart for three months in 2003, and the record finished second out of 1040 nominees on the annual list. Not bad for a relative newcomer that had only existed for three years. However, it is not that surprising considering that we are talking about Oi Va Voi, who didn't even have a full-length record out, when they were already invited to play at such big festivals as Glastonbury. What makes their music irresistible is their ability to bring Yiddish, Eastern European folk music and techno under the same roof with an amazing sense of taste and proportion.