Op Sa!
Op Sa!


BBC Radio 3 performance
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Live festival performance
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  • country:Bulgaria
  • style(s):Balkan, Gypsy
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Large Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, woodwind, brass, unplugged, guitar
  • artist posted by:The Midi Music Company

Line up

  • Eve Wieltschnig (Clarinet)
  • Hannah Dilkes (Trombone)
  • Johnny Woodham (Trumpet)
  • Lily Carassik (Trumpet)
  • Masa Mujic (Saxophone)
  • Olly Sarkar (Drums)
  • PJ Bennett (Guitar)
  • Rosie Turton  (Trombone)
  • Stefan Melovski  (Guitar)
  • Tom Kelly (Tuba)


"... A potent brew of contemporary Balkan gypsy brilliance which will have you dance so hard, you'll probably end the evening slammed in a corner wondering what just happened to you..." - BBC Radio 3

This fiery travelling party that goes by the name of Op Sa! is big, bold and brass-heavy. Bringing their own passionate brand of Gypsy Balkan music, Op Sa! is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound. They’ve supported top bands such as Serbian band KAL and the Turbans, worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill and performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

This year they were featured on BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, and their most recent project involved collaborating with young Romani rapper MC Azza to produce a charity single aimed at helping refugees.

Listeners can look forward to music from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Romani culture with a growing number of original compositions and arrangements incorporating jazz and rock influences. The band’s sets are orchestrally varied and dynamic, and ooze passion for what they do.

Teaming a traditional brass trumpet section with clarinets, saxophone, electric guitars, and drum kit, they give a contemporary twist to deep-rooted cultural influences and create an unmistakably rich sound.

You will be mesmerized, compelled to dance and unable to drag yourself away from this lively gypsy party.