Genre: flamenco brass gypsy balkan east european roots fusion
Label: Iberia Records
Booking territory: Worldwide
CARAVANA BANDA are not just 5 guys with trumpets, oh no! – This is one girl and and guys with big trumpets, a guitar, some drums, and an unusual musical idea. Caravana Banda is a one-of-a-kind band, whose artistry and musicality fuse gypsy, balkan, and flamenco influences, mixing grand, theatrical majesty with a “street” energy! Through the amazing voice and impressive flamenco dancing of charming Magda Navarrete, a Czech Brass Band led by experienced sax player and composer Tomáš Průša, a Spanish guitar, and Balkan drums – this mosaic brings together the best of European sounds in one place.
The international project Caravana Banda is combining the sounds of the Balkans, Flamenco & Spanish Rumba with East European folk music — though this still doesn’t properly paint the diversity of sounds that you’ll hear on the concerts of this Polish-Czech band! Their incredible energy, musical artistry, singing in 12 languages during their shows, a dozen different cultural inspirations, and traditional as well as original melodies fuse together in this unique-sounding band. First, you feel the team’s energy… And then, you start to hear sounds from a very old world: one that’s native to gypsy stories, Balkan music, Polish twists and twirls, and Flamenco rhythms. The energy weaves with the emotional lyrics and melodies, songs are instrumentally brilliant, catchy, and arranged in an original way. The band gleans inspiration from their own roots also, when playing some of the Polish and Czech Moravian melodies.