07/14 - Black Masala

at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

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Doors: 08:00 PM Starts: 09:00 PM - $7 adv. / $10 day of show cover

Artist Website

Brassy Washington DC-based multicultural outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show!

In 2015 Black Masala released their second studio album, I Love You Madly as well 3 volumes of remixes featuring DJ’s from all around the world.  I Love You Madly was well received and reached #2 on the CMJ World Chart and #4 on Canada’s national Earshot radio chart.

On their second album it is clear that Black Masala are having a lot of fun incorporating various musical influences into their go-anywhere Brass sound.  Ranging from Gypsy punk, Balkan brass and New Orleans funk, to Bhangra and bounce, this is an album for the multicultural music listener.  The heavy horns and danceable rhythms tie “I Love You Madly” together and create an album that can be played for a wide range of audiences.

Whether they are performing live shows or releasing new music, Black Masala push the boundaries between genres and explore new musical frontiers. This unorthodox and highly creative approach is what makes the shows so much fun with a wild and unpredictable vibe for the audience.

Band Members: 

Mike Ounallah – Drums/ Vocals

Kristen Long – Vocal/ Percussion

Duff Davis – Guitar

Brendan Schnabel – Tenor and Soprano Sax

Kirsten Warfield – Trombone

Michael DiCiurci – Sousaphone

Chris Lee (Moogatu) – Guitar

Jacob Dalager – Trumpet

Frequent Collaborators: 

Morgan Russell – Tenor Sax

Patrick Cheng – Bass

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