We made it!
We made it 10 years!!!
10 years of DRINKING
10 years of DANCING
10 years of STOMPING
10 years of YELLING
10 years of BalkoTropicalGlobalBassMuzixx!
Pandemic started in 2005 not long after the Brillobox opened its doors.. When we started we thought we would last a few months and move on. Well 10 years later we are still kicking. In the past 10 years we have produced over 300 events for Balkan Brass bands, Cumbia groups, Afrobeat ensembles, and djs from all over the globe.
Come out to celebate at the Brillobox on Friday Dec 4 with one of our favorite guests
JORO BORO (CRYPTO CRUNK CHARLATAN FROM THE BALKANS)
THORNATO (of legendary NYC tropical bass crew Cumba Mela)
RESIDENT PANDEMIC PETE
plus special guests…TBA
4014 PENN AVE
PGH PA 15224
Who else mashed-up a Mexican cumbia with a Deep South spiritual and traditional Greek music? Who else successfully reimagined a bluegrass standard as a wind-worthy dancehall banger? Thornato has given the club treatment to everything from throat singing and Afro-Colombian drumming, to reggaeton and African pop, all without an ounce of the cheese often found in such multi-culti endeavors.
Joro-Boro established himself as a DJ with his seven year residency alongside Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello) at the Bulgarian Bar (Mehanata) in New York City .
He has toured with Balkan Beat Box and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Omar Souleyman.
Joro-Boro has released on If The Kids Records (Gemany), Generation Bass Records (UK/Netherlands), Barbes Records (USA), and Vlad (France) among others.
Pitchblak Brass Band returns to Pittsburgh after being a featured artist at Pittonkaonk brass Festival 2015.
Hip hop music has always been unafraid to push boundaries. Perhaps because it simultaneously came from nothing yet came from everything, the genre stands alone in how creatively outside influences can be incorporated into its musical mix.
PitchBlak Brass Band uses the epic sounds of tubas, trombones, saxophones and other typically non-hip hop instruments in the spirit of The Roots and some of rap’s iconic live bands, to deliver an energy that samples, loops and breakbeats can’t always capture. Their blend of soundscapes and lyrical exuberance creates a grand adventure in listening, one that can hold the attention of music fans from across a fairly wide spectrum.
-Manny Faces, Birthplace Magazine
The Peoples Champs
People’s Champs combines the hottest dance rhythms from West Africa and South America with retro-futurist synth tones, crafting them into indie songs with Stevie Wonder-esque lyrics.
EVERYONE IS OFF ON THURSDAY. THIS IS GONNA BE A PARTY!!!
The “Szkojáni Charlatans” are world traveling folk musicians from the mysteriously disappeared Transylvanian town of Szkoján.
Years after the disappearance of the village Szkoján, on the 21st of December 2012, Szkojáni Charlatans were reborn. Szkojani Charlatans have the vibrant sound of Transylvanias multiculturalism, you can feel the influence from traditional folk music of Gipsy, Romanian, Hungarian, Serbian, Moldavian, and Macedonian music. Bringing Szkojáni folk music back to life in each performance.
Szkojani Charlatans have just landed in the US coming from Budapest, HU. They are making a tour from the South to the Midwest, this November. A month In new Orleans this December. And the new year in Mexico.
Kjartan Code (violin and vocals)
János Bito (acordeon)