Madrid, Spain – Cheb Balowski, a group based in the Barcelona area, which
plays hybrid music, is just about ready to take its album Potiner on
tour. This is the band´s second album release with the independent Propaganda
pel Fet label. Potiner was the excuse to take one step forward to find
its place in the European market. The group has been touring France, Italy,
Germany and Belgium.
The album, produced by Stephane Carteaux, the band´s engineer and bass player
of the band Color Humano, has helped with the artistic development of the band.
Cheb Balowski’s sound is made of a high dose of ‘groove’ and dense rhythms,
crossing over genre boundaries, including Balkan, Arabic and Mediterranean
sounds. Cheb Balowski’s Mestizo Sound on Tour
Important collaborations have included some members of the US band Kultur
Shock and some Radio Bemba members from France. Balowski is a polish word; an
adjective derived from the verb balovac, which means to have fun while dancing.
16/04-Utrecht-Tivoli De Helling (Holland),
17/04 DEN BOSCH – W2 (Holland)
18/04 Ancienne Belgique-Brussels (Belgium
01/05 Davignac-Carpa (France)
27/05 Nato KarlLiebknecht Str 48- Leipzig (Germany)
Gebaude 9- Deutz-Mulheimer Str –Cologne (Germany).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.