The High-Energy Sound of Trains and Moonlight Destinies

Black Masala – Trains and Moonlight Destinies

Black Masala – Trains and Moonlight Destinies (Black Masala Music, 2018)

Black Masala represents the modern brass band cross-cultural sound of the Washington DC area. Trains and Moonlight Destinies incorporates a powerful, multifaceted and infectious mix of Balkan, bhangra, pop, rock, funk, blues, soul, New Orlean-style brass and fast-paced ska.

The Black Masala members are Mike Ounallah on drums/ vocals; Kristen Long on vocal/ percussion; Brendan Schnabel on tenor and soprano sax; Kirsten Warfield on trombone; Michael DiCiurci on sousaphone; Chris Lee (Moogatu) on guitar; Jacob Dalager on trumpet; Peter Kalavatrinos on guitar; and Scott Clement on bass.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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