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Friday Balkan Bash | Cocek! Brass Band - Aya & Tano Collective

$12 Cover @ the Door / Start 10:30pm / Doors 10pm

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Cocek Brass Band


“Half serious as a heart attack and half hilarious with enough singular clevernesses to provoke a college course in the study of them” - Mark Tucker, FAME

“Wickedly Catchy, Edgy Balkan Tunes” - NY Music Daily

The music of Cocek! Brass Band is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces. Bandleader Sam Dechenne started the ensemble in the Winter of 2014 and composes all the music for the band. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.

They’ve released two full length albums and in 2018 put out a new single every month, each one featuring a guest artist from across the country. Painters, instrumentalists, designers, cartoonists, singers and electronic producers were each featured throughout the year in this one of a kind project. In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world.

Simply put…"a party you don’t want to miss!"

The Aya & Tano Collective


The Aya & Tano Collective is a Boston/SF-based eclectic musical project led by Aya Safiya and Tano Brock. They play styles ranging from Balkan, Greek, & Turkish music to American Pop. In the Spring of 2015, Aya and Tano embarked on a journey to Eastern and Southern Europe in search for music. With the songs they collected on their travels, they started to build a repertoire of traditional Italian, Macedonian, Albanian, Greek, Turkish and Romani music. Both musicians have a long history with Balkan and Near Eastern music; Aya started her Greek violin studies at age 7, and Tano began playing doumbek, a Near Eastern percussion instrument, at age 6.

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