Balcony Festival Amsterdam!
A klezmer/gypsy/worldmusic festival organised by ‘the Balcony Players’ celebrating their 5 year existence!
The Balcony Players ( NL/BE/USA/IT) traveled and toured the last 5 years around the world, and will bring several international bands which they’ve met and played with to Amsterdam, Paradiso!
‘Balcony festival’ will be a diverse worldmusic evening full with surprises!
The line up has besides the Balcony Players o.a Babak-o-Doestan ( TU,IR,CA,NL), Closingtown orchestra
( IT/HU/NL ), Shen Dao ( Reggeaband from China! )
DJ Circus Hoppa (Balkan DJ ), and you can expect crazy horse-rides, gypsy dancers and a lot of fun!
Balcony festival – 5 years balcony players!
The Balcony Players traveled and toured the last 5 years around the world, and will bring several international bands which they’ve met and played with to Amsterdam, Paradiso! Be there!
4 juli, 20.00 – 02.00 Paradiso kleine zaal
Tickets 12.50 excl lidmaatschap
20.00 – Doors open, DJimbolia Circus Hoppa ( balkan DJ)
20.30 – Clowsingtown orchestra ( IT,NL,HU )
21.30- Babak-o-Doestan ( TU, IR, CA, NL )
22.30- Balcony Players ( NL/USA/BE/IT )
with gypsy fusion dancer Yolien!
23.30 – Balcony super band!
00.00 afterparty! All the way from China!!
Long Shen Dao ( reggea )
01.00 – Djimbolia from Circus Hoppa ( Balkan DJ )
The Balcony Players! ( energetic klezmer/gypsy music )
The Balcony Players are an energetic Gypsy/Klezmer Band that takes pride in making people happy and dance around the world!The international group includes members from the Netherlands, Italie,Belgium and New Orleans USA.
Once the Balcony Players started playing on their Balcony, but they are now 5 years together, and gave concerts in more than 20 countries, traveled the world together and shared their music with so many cultures!
They released in 2014 in the USA a New and second CD called Balcony Adventures around the World, with traditional and original songs inspired on tours and travels trough the Balkans, USA and Brasil! On the CD you can hear guest musicians like the singer from Romano Drom, and a Roma children coir!
Babak-0-doestan ( Turkish/Persian originals / Balkan )
Babak-o-Doestan performs original songs with influences from Jazz, Balkan, Fado, Turkish and Persian music that . With band members from Iran, Turkey, Canada and the Netherlands they play honest and passionate mixed music; inspiriting and full of nostalgia at the same time.
Closingtown Orchestra ( Klezmer/gypsy )
“Some say that the Closingtown Orchestra is a crew of illicit melody-smugglers, others whisper about three-headed cats and lovestruck mountains, and there are those who seem to remember only that they’ve danced on a table all night long.”
Long Shen Dao ( all the way from China! ( Reggae )
Musically, while the core source is reggae, Long Shen Dao’s music draws on rock, dub, hip-hop, world music, ska and electronic music for inspiration, while also including parts for traditional Chinese instruments such as the guzheng (zither)!
Balkan DJ DJimbolia from Circus Hoppa !
Dj DJimbolia is living because of music.
Born as a child from the famous Romanian : ‘Formatia Phoenix’ rock folk band.
Hence raised with all kinds of music and styles, not a day goes by without it.
His double heritage, being half Dutch half Romanian also helps a lot !
Western as well as an eastern European !
Styles include : Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer, Electro Swing World, Folk, Dance and many more : HOPPA !