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Derry, UK: Sandinos Bar w/BASORK
June 23, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gypsy Folk Club Presents: Blato Zlato (New Orleans) and Basork
New Orleans-based BLATO ZLATO features dreamy three-part vocal harmonies over hard-hitting instrumentals inspired by both the ancient traditions of their heritage and the musical influences of their lives today.
“aggressive… a band rocking out with exotic sounds…. The best moments happen when [the vocal] harmonies meet with the band’s rolling thunder.” – OffBeat Magazine
The band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements. Elements of classical, jazz, and even psychedelic and metal seep through the folk arrangements, forming Blato Zlato’s unique genre of progressive Balkan folk-rock.
BASORK is a ten piece fusion group whose compositions are influenced by Irish, European and Middle Eastern sounds. Brass, Strings and Woodwind combine with hints of jazz, funk and various traditional musics with big melodies and lots of improvisation. Balkan Alien Sound…”a high octane, dance driven, folk fusion outfit that offer a melting pot of Irish, Folk, Gypsy and Balkan styles to create a distinctive and infectious music, setting them apart as world music trail blazers in Northern Ireland.”