Street Brass Podcast covers brass bands from New Orleans, New York, the Balkans and beyond. Reviews, field recordings, interviews, regular segments and more!
Street Brass Podcast REBROADCAST Episode 16: Golden Fest
On the eve of the 2021 virtual Golden Fest, we're rebroadcasting an episode from 2018 that takes an inside look at the annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, with interviews from key members of ZU and the festival plus attendees and music from some of the many bands that played the 2018 festival. Stick around at the end of the show for a new track from the Brass Queens, a medley of holiday favorites.
Street Brass Podcast Episode 35: HONK! United Preview
This week the podcast returns from hiatus with a preview of the upcoming HONK! United virtual festival. With music from Brass Queens, Bandanica Granada Nicaragua, Cimarrona La Favorita, Unidos do Swing, Calango Careta, plus a field recording of a recent protest in New York City.
Street Brass Podcast Minisode: August 2020
We'll be taking off the rest of August but here's a little audio from a field recording of the NYC-based samba group Batala at a recent protest to tide you over!
Street Brass Podcast REBROADCAST Episode 14: Balkan Camp
This week we're rebroadcasting Episode 14, which was a compilation of sounds and music from the East European Folklife Center's 2017 Balkan Camp in upstate New York. Featuring music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey from Demiran Cerimovic, Zlatne Uste, Cocek Nation and more.
Street Brass Podcast Episode 34: Masala Brass Kollektiv
This week we dig into Masala Brass Kollektiv, the organizers of the Skappa'nabanda festival in Graz, Austria. We also play songs from BrazzBanditen, TubaLibre-Weimar, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band and Brasskill's Francesca Hoffman, plus shoutouts to Titubanda, Sbandata Romana, La Fanfare Invisible, StreetNoise-Orchestra, BANDA RONCATI, FONC, Fanfare Le GrandMachinChose, Muses Tanguent, Refectory Brass Band, RusticaXBand, Stradabanda Spmt, Clownest Orchestra, Milfshake Fanfare Frappée, Train Fatal, Les Lapins Superstars, P-Funking Band and Banda Comunale.
Street Brass Podcast Episode 33: Cimarronas of Costa Rica Part 2
This week we continue our exploration of the history and sounds of the Cimarrona brass bands of Costa Rica, with music from Cimarrona La Original Domingueña, Cimarrona Los Parranderos, Cimarrona Cimalokera Alajuela, Cimarrona Santo Domingo, Cimarrona Espiritu Tico, Cimarrona los Profesionales, Cimarrona Retana Alajueliteña, Banda Municipal Santa Cruz, and Cimarrona Banda Alegre Aserriceña.