Flushing Town Hall Presents the Irresistible Beat of Slavic Soul Party

Article Contributed by Anat | Published on Saturday, August 19, 2023

On Saturday, September 23rd, Flushing Town Hall invites audiences for an electrifying evening of music with Slavic Soul Party!

Hailed as New York City's official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk, Slavic Soul Party! transforms the sounds of New York life through a Balkan brass filter, creating fresh music that reflects themes of immigration, integration, and ingenuity. The nine-piece band will have audiences grooving to their unique blend of fiery Balkan brass, irresistible beats, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops.

Their most recent album, "SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite," is their sixth and pays tribute to the Ellington opus while adding their unique flavor. The album explores cultural boundaries, historical lineage, and individual creativity.

Take a sneak peek to discover the magical beats and infectious energy of Slavic Soul Party!

Their Tuesday night residency in Brooklyn attracts music fans from all over the world and has earned them a reputation for delivering an amazing time. Touring extensively across North America, Europe, and beyond for over a decade, they have performed in a wide array of venues, from Serbian schoolyards to Carnegie Hall.

“Slavic Soul Party! was originally scheduled to bring its irresistible fun and energetic music to Flushing in 2020 shortly after the pandemic shuttered our doors,” says Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall. “We’ve been waiting for a long time and are so excited to finally bring them to Queens because we know our audiences will love their beat!”

The program will kick off at 7PM with a dance workshop, during which participants can dive deeper into the band's musical influences and learn some corresponding, traditional dance steps.

Then at 8PM, the concert will take audiences on a musical journey through their captivating repertoire, including tunes from their recent record, "SSP! Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite."

In-Person Tickets for the 8PM show are $20/$15 for members, seniors, & students w/ID and include the pre-show workshop at 7PM.

For the venue’s fall 2023 schedule, visit https://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-presents.