|Saturday 10 August 2019 @ 09:00pm : -
Los Boozan Dukes
Inspired by 1940s New Orleans French Creole swing, Barcelona street music band Los Boozan Dukes play a mix of old-timey and original lindy-hoppable swing, stomp and voodoo blues.
French Creole growled through a broken gramophone by the great-great grandson of a West Texas preacher, backed by a rabble of calypso harmonies. Based in Barcelona, the band is fronted by the gruff vocals and new Orleans-y trumpet of Paul Sessions. The group consists of Italian Mattia Sinigaglia, the deft and dulcet fingerpicking silver Dobro player, Catalan Quico Hernández scratching and rattling on his Ohio washboard, Maltese Banjolele songstress Ruth Abela, English Emma Gawlinski on tenor sax and flute and Catalan Oriol Fontonals or French Basque Xabi Eliçagaray plucking and slapping the bullfiddle.
"Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to pumping reggae and lilting Latin […] thoroughly invigorating" ~ Songlines
"A fervent and fertile form of world fusion" ~ Shire Folk
"They make my spice shelf look boring… an accomplished and colourful album" ~ Folk Radio UK