Bagdad Beat
Bagdad Beat


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  • country:Denmark
  • style(s):Balkan, World
  • label:Math Records
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Math Records

Line up

  • André Navillod (klarinet)
  • Andreas Westmark (guitars)
  • Jeppe Abildgaard (bass)
  • Johannes Bengtson (drums)
  • Mads Kart (trombone)
  • Søren Pedersen (keys / trumpet)


In a merry interplay between the globalized worlds’ many genres, Bagdad Beat creates an energetic sound which brings together East and West!

Balkan blast and solid rock beats collide in a subtle mass of sound, where energy and imagination reign. A musical journey where klezmer clarinet, Hammond organ, surf guitar, spoken word and polka dots materialize, leaving the orchestra, and its listeners in a state of joy, wonder and physical exhaustion.

The centerpiece of any Bagdad Beat song is the (possibly) fictional island of ‘Balkanesia’ located in the Black Sea. The island is shaped by the diverse and multicultural human mass, an over-population of goats and the stupid camels who came by boat from the East - and not least - the feared, but also very interesting Balkan Barons... An island where music binds the motley of life together and is the focal point of the island's existence, creativity and constant changeability.

The band participated in the finals in the major Band Battle competition and made a very positive impact at the reknowned SPOT festival in Denmark.


""Ompa Ompa OPIUM" - Bagdad Beat