Orkestra Del Sol
The swagger of a Balkan wedding band – the riotous energy of Latin carnival…
Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents since their formation in 2004. Ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk mix effortlessly with flavours of Bollywood, Havana and the sassy street bands of New Orleans to create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing Honkstep of immense proportions. Hailing from Edinburgh, their music is globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland.
“Magnificent!” – The Independent
“Utterly captivating” – Songlines
“Brilliant musicians” – Time Out
Orkestra del Sol’s legendary live shows are a joy to behold, bursting with anarchic humour, wildly skilful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre. They have delighted audiences from Barcelona to Beijing, Dublin to Delhi and Sarajevo to Southend-on-Sea, racking up critical acclaim and five star reviews on the way. Equally comfortable headlining a music festival, entertaining a theatre audience or gathering a crowd on the street, Orkestra del Sol’s success lies in their universal appeal.
“Anything as unashamedly fun as this should go a long way” – The List
“The genius of the Orkestra is the way they hide serious musicianship inside tongue – in – cheek humour. It’s a winning combination” – The Scotsman