Romanian music in Marrickville!
Sunday 13 October 2019
Take your ears on a magic carpet ride and immerse yourself in an intriguing world of new sounds with Super Rats, masters of classic Romanian and Rroma (gypsy) songs from the back streets of dusty old Bucharest.
This music combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Ottoman court music, old central-European cafe repertoire, and a sprinkle of tango and jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by blistering accordion, sinuous violin, and thumping double bass.