Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Traditional Club: Mahala Rai Banda and "Kibori"

Today's tune comes from Romania. Mahala Rai Banda is a gypsy band based in Bucharest. Formed by violinist and composer Aurel Ionita, the band plays in several styles and genres. They are often cited for their innovative and inventive arrangements that position them at the intersection between traditional popular music and club oriented music. They have played over 200 concerts in 26 countries and they have released at least two albums. Their music was featured in the movie Borat. This song, Kibori, can be found on their debut album Mahala Rai Banda, released in 2005.