Come out for an evening of music from the Mediterranean, Near East & Balkans with !Radio Free Bassanda!. This group’s energetic and complex rhythms will challenge the ear and the feet. Their wide range of repertoire and instrumentation from Eastern and Western traditions provides the musicians with a broad timbral palette to weave their sound pictures.
¡Radio Free Bassanda! was founded out of a shared interest in the various modal music from around the Mediterranean, the Middle & Near East, and the Balkans. Modal music emphasizes melody and rhythm over harmony, and relies heavily on a great deal of improvisation and spontaneous invention.
Roger Landes: bouzouki, oud, Chipper Thompson: (percussion) dumbeq, darabukka, zarb, Ben Wright: double bass, Jack Boaz: fiddle, Jordan Langehennig: winds, strings