Kavazabava

by Kavazabava

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From Mike Romaniak: "This project began with a knock on a practice room door at Central Michigan University. I was practicing a couple new Lemon Bucket Orkestra tunes on sopilka when I was interrupted by the knock –they wanted to know what in the world I was playing. After hearing about the tune, they wanted to learn it, so we jammed it out for a few minutes and that was that. In the next couple of days, the same sort of thing happened more and more frequently, so we picked a night to get together, hang out, and learn some Eastern-European folk tunes. Keeping with the aural tradition, we learned tunes by ear, which was great for developing our ears, we explored the theory and history behind the music, and we still managed to save some energy for creativity and improvisation.

During our first residency at a local coffee shop, Kaya Coffee House, we came up with an appropriate name for the group: Kavazabava (kava meaning coffee, and zabava meaning party). This self-titled album represents the first generation of Kavazabava musicians and the progress we made in eight months."

This album is a FREE DOWNLOAD (bandcamp puts a 200 limit per month), so please: download, enjoy and share!

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released May 22, 2013

Vanessa Abalos (clarinet), Melissa Bialecki (cello), Dominic Bierenga (alto sax), Nathan Brown (trombone), Mike Burgess (guitar), Ayça Çetin (flute), Nelson T. Gast (violin, euphonium), Jarrett Goodchild (tambourine), Bobby Parker (darbuka), Mike Romaniak (vocals, sopilka), Ruben Shell (guitar), Kevin Stobbe (savage drum), Audrey Valentine (clarinet), Kevin Wilson (bass).

Produced and Recorded by: Mike Romaniak
Mixed and Mastered by: Mike Romaniak
Artwork by: Mike Romaniak

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