UKRAINIAN WORLD VILLAGE BRASS
Konsonans Retro is a traditional wedding brass band from Kodyma, Odessa region, Ukraine. The brothers Baranovsky and their cousins are part of a musical dynasty. For generations, they are playing the wildly popular wedding music of Podolia, a heart-rending blend of Moldavian, Ukrainian and repertoire. And they sing! Soulful songs from the heart of Ukraine, learned as children, brought on stage six-voice a capella as grown-up men.
Konsonans Retroplay for dancing at home, for hours, through nights, on hot weddings in Bessarabia, Transnistria, at the black sea. Since generations, they have developed a groove that’s tremendously earthy and breathing, calm, cool, unshakable and unescapabably strong: world music from a small town in the East.
Christian Dawid - clarinet, sax
Vasily Baranovsky - trumpet
Vladimir Voronyuk - trumpet
Vitaly Baranovsky - trombone
Vladimir Baranovsky - accordion
Aleksandr Voronyuk - tuba
Vyatcheslav Baranovsky - baraban
Guy Schalom - drums