Black Bear Combo - Raya Brass Band - DJ Romasoul
Black Bear Combo is a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between Balkan brass, punk rock and free jazz. Since 2002 they have played rock clubs, basements, weddings, funerals, and festivals across the country, Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans, and a couple of Halloween parties at the White House. You will dance.
Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. When they put it all together, this hard working band gets straight to the point, dancing and sweating, shouting and crying alongside its audience.
Balkan Beats with a lot of Chicago influence... DJ Romasoul is originally from Sarajevo, but has been residing in Chicago since 1995. Creating a mixture of global sounds, electronica and house music Dj RomaSoul aka Maja Bijedic has made people dance across a wide variety of venues in Chicago.