I know some of these guys personally (Steve, Nikola, and guest drummer Jack)! I can vouch for their musicality and absolute artistry in everything they do. Malagrupa is on par or above other great acts like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Red Baraat.
Favorite track: Stani Stani.
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malagrupa is a small Trubaci-style band that plays original music, with a nod to post-modern pop and ska, and an emphasis on the classic folk music of the Balkan regions. Formed at the end of 2016, the band features some of the top Balkan Brass players in Canada -- ready to busk, jam, and entertain in practically any circumstance. Coming to a party near you!
released January 29, 2017
Jonnine Mahonen, truba; Nikola Tosic, truba; Ashton Sweet, helicon and clarinet; Steve Clements, tenor horn and helicon; Mik Bewsky, tenor horn and tǎpan. Special guest Jack Colish, snare and hi-hat.