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Tour de Filli

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Tour de Filli features 10 original compositions that are inspired by Balkan brass traditions and thoroughly infused with the jazz, grit and soul of Philadelphia. As powerful on the dance floor as it is fit for headphones, the album’s 11 tracks match gut-punching beats, whirling, virtuosic horns, and soaring vocals with thoughtful, kaleidoscopic arrangements that merit repeated close listenings.

With a diverse lineup of Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued to expand their repertoire and create original music ever since. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate and howl.

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released September 27, 2016

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West Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

West Philadelphia Orchestra (WPO) is a brass band inspired by the great Gypsy brass bands of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania. WPO plays original and traditional music that also draws on Philly's jazz legacy. WPO is known for the intensity and chaos of their dance parties, as well as their curious line-up of musicians: spinning tubist, Elliott's hellfire sax, and the voice of Petia Z. ... more

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