The Serbian word Carlama refers to a certain kind of wild dance as well as to exuberant party. This description fits this energetic group, that was started by Yugoslav Hungarian Akos Laki, like a glove
The musicians combine the rich Serbian brassband tradition with rhythms and melodies from all over the Balkan region, resulting in a steaming mix in which improvisation plays an importand part.
The group has an extraordinary line-up. In additions to percussion almost the whole saxophone family is present: from soprano saxophone to the relatively rare bass saxophone. The result resembles a surprising cross between Fanfare Ciocarlia and the World Saxophone Quartet. Hunting rhythms, furious trills, blazing ballads and a good sense of humour are the main ingredients in this group.
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