Oriental Gypsy Music
SSASSA has given more than 700 concerts since 1995, mainly in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France, amongst them big festivals like "Rock gegen Hass" in Zürich and St. Chartier in France. For three months of the year the virtuoso Slavomacedonian saxophonist Marem Aliev joins the Swiss quintet. SSASSA appeals to a wide variety of audiences, including people from the countries of origin of the music.
Their vast repertoire covers stirring gypsy music from Turkey, Bulgaria, FYROM, Kosovo, Bosnia and Greece, oriental dance music from Arab countries and also Flamenco. Their hot-blooded music expresses a deep understanding of traditional roots, gained from their numerous research journeys all over the Balkan region. The synthesis of these traditional styles combined with a contemporary approach leads into a musical intercultural "firework", kept alight by the sounds of saxophone, clarinet, oud and percussion.
Oriental Dance Show
SSASSA seduces their audiences visually, not only with brilliant Romany costumes, but also, with the exotic dance of Nuria.
Her movements reflect every rhythmic detail of the percussion solo, the hypnotic dancing being inseparable from the music.
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