Romology (Arc Music, 2013)
Serbian band Kal serves a tasty dish of modern Roma (Gypsy) music, mixing traditional Balkan fiddles, accordion and brass music with rock, funk and infectious dance beats. It’s a style the band describes as rock’n’roma.
Kal hails from the suburbs of Belgrade and is led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Dragan Ristic along with Miloš Veličković on drums, Ivan Kuzev on bass, virtuoso musician Dejan Jovanović on accordion, and Milorad Jevremović on violin.The group is joined by a large cast of guests on the album.
Kal is one of the finest Romani bands from the Balkan region. On Romology Kal showcases impressive acoustic interplay mixed with modern urban rhythms. Definitely a band to watch.
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.