What Cheer Brigade's Album Release Show with Raya Brass Band and DJ Joro Boro

What Cheer Brigade's Album Release Show with Raya Brass Band and DJ Joro Boro

Raya Brass Band, DJ Joro Boro

Fri, June 16, 2017

9:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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What Cheer Brigade
What Cheer Brigade
The What Cheer Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. Our sound is an aggressive mix of Bollywood, The Balkans, New Orleans, Samba and Hip-Hop, played with the intensity of metal. Requiring no amplification, we prove that great parties need no electricity. Our live shows defy boundaries, appealing equally to punks and farmers, old and young.
“Thrillingly competent, with undimmable energy…an explosion of good cheer.”
-The New York Times

“They never actually took a stage, but Providence, RI’s What Cheer? dominated the Newport Folk Fest like a headliner.”
-SPIN
Since 2005, the band has been as likely to appear at community benefits as at all-night parties, playing bars, clubs, streets, libraries, cemeteries, weddings, bus stops, and playgrounds. In 2010, we joined Anchor Brain Records to re-release our second CD, We Blow, You Suck. We’ve played with Dan Deacon, Man Man, Japanther, Dengue Fever, Okkervil River, Lightning Bolt, Ninjasonik, Mika Miko, Wolf Parade, Matt and Kim, Slavic Soul Party, Javelin, Sage Francis, and Chain and the Gang. We’ve appeared at Lollapalooza, Sziget (Hungary), and Guca (Serbia), offering mobile, intense moments of outdoor revelry.

Awards: Best in Festival – Haizetara 2010 Street Music International Contest (Spain) Best Category-Defying Act – 2010 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll Best New Band (Rhode Island) – 2010 Boston Phoenix 50 Bands, 50 States Best of Rhode Island - Rhode Island Monthly 2007 Awards
Raya Brass Band
Raya Brass Band
Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. When they put it all together, this hard working band gets straight to the point, dancing, sweating, and shouting alongside its audience.

“This Brooklyn collective gleefully upends traditional wedding music of the Balkans and Greece, undercutting regional reeds and brass with decidedly American funk pulse.”—New York Times

“Watch as five people conjure a massive party around them. Then see if you can resist the temptation to get up and start dancing. It’s pretty unlikely.”—Pop Matters

“The wild … stylings of this band invoked such a frenzy that several people questioned their own existence after their own souls leapt from their body and danced right out in front of them.”—What Weekly, Baltimore

“A wild ride of genre blending that doesn’t call it a night just because the sun is coming up.”-Midwest Record

“Unhinged energy and dizzying skill.”—New York Daily News
DJ Joro Boro
Crypto Crunk Charlatan from the Balkans. 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.