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PrintBrassy Washington DC-based multicultural outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new gen-eration of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Ba-raat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show that features brass, tuba, accordion, electric guitar, drums and vocals. Don’t miss it!!!

In the last three years since the band’s inception, Black Masala has been hitting the road touring up and down the East Coast, as well as playing frequently in the Washington, DC area. Winner of four Washington DC Area Music Awards (“WAMMIES”) including ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best World Music Album’ has made the band a standout live act in the region.

“D.C.’s rich history of producing great funk and soul while embracing our funkin’ future, which, if Black Masala is any indication, it looks pretty damn good.”

Zeke Leeds – Brightest Young Things – April 29th, 2015

For more information about the band and for a list of our upcoming show dates, check out Black Masala’s Website at:

Band Members:
Mike Ounallah: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Kristen Long: Vocals, Percussion
Yannick LePage: Accordion
Monty Montgomery: Sousaphone, Percussion, Vocals
Duff Davis: Electric Guitar
Kirsten Warfield: Trombone
Steven Cunningham: Trumpet