|Sunday 26 May 2019 @ 02:00pm : -
They came from furthest Gadjistan and choose Barcelona as the place where they would open their suitcases and air their instruments. Seven musicians bound by their Gadjistani culture, a rich and festive culture with bewitching rhythms and funny dances, exuberant, theatrical melodies and a mish-mash of languages.
Gadjo have toured extensively through Europe, sowing their musical mayhem as they go, from gypsy-cumbia, balkanic-ska to reggae-swing and surf tango. Sometimes they appear playing an intimate acoustic set on the market square, sometimes under the lights of a festival stage, but wherever it is expect the dust to fly as the music kidnaps your heart and lifts your feet into an unstoppable dance.
The Cumbias have been balkanized, the Skas whipped into boogaloos, swings kidnapped by drum and bass. Gadjo’s music has matured yet remains as refreshing, energetic and playful as ever, still with colours of their roots in acoustic street music but more jumping and having it than ever.