(English presentation below)
De var blant de første til å blande røff og orientalsk brass med club-beats og Hip-Hop - helt uten elektronikk.
På denne måten har de kastet rikelig med bensin på det bålet, som et live-gypsy-band med to saksofoner og utallige trommer nettopp er. Selv etter den såkalte balkan-hypen (hør/les deg opp på Goran Bregovic og se filmene til Emir Kusturica) turnerer Al Jawala jevnlig fra Atlanterhavet i vest til Svartehavet i øst.
De kaller musikken sin Big Balkan Beats – Fatboy Slim møter folklore!
Vi gleder oss til å høre og føle dette bandet bevege Tromsø-publikummet!
Since their founding in the year 2000 the French/German band Al Jawala has gone down some quite astonishing paths with their kind of "do-it-yourself" attitude.
They were amongst the first to shake up wild oriental brass with clubby beats and Hip Hop, and all this with no electronics at all as they have been busking around Europe as street musicians, igniting the fire of a whole gypsy brass band on countless drums and two saxophones! Meanwhile Al Jawala rock the stages from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea and gather a steady growing fanbase, even after the climax of the so-called "Balkan Hype". They have toured China, Jordan and Canada and recently contributed a couple of songs to MTV ́s series "Rebel Music".
They call their style Balkan Big Beats. Fat Boy Slim meets folklore! The virtuoso saxophone lines coupled with dance beats and fat electronic basses are setting all dancefloors on fire. Äl Jawala deliver a unique mixture of party and concert experience, sometimes urban and club orientated, sometimes mysterious and dark with a big load of Rock ́n ́Roll attitude, absolutely danceable, loud and passionate, yet still profound and full of musical richness.
Al Jawala cleverly play with clichés, contrasts and tension of different genres, creating an original, universal sound that transports something fundamental, global, with the power to unite the most diverse people and send them into collective dancing ecstacy - no matter wether it is a balkan-party, jazzclub or a rock festival. "The concentrated energy of the saxophones blows down all cultural borders" (Richard Schuberth, Concerto Vienna) "Pure euphoria!" (Oberhessische Presse)