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March 31 @ 7:30 pm

“Imagine a 10-member gender-balanced band that sources material from the criminal underworld a century ago, performing songs in eight languages with quirky instrumentation and a punk attitude" - Edmonton Journal

"They’re the frenetic, hyperbolic version of the wildest live show you don’t have the musical vocabulary to lie to your kids about catching. They sing tales in more languages than I can count, borrowed from the underground legends of criminals the world over." - DMNDR

For almost a dozen years now, Orkestar Kriminal has created daring arrangements of old underworld ballads in 12 different languages, telling the tales of impoverished peoples the world over, driven to a life of crime. With their unique instrumentation and a refreshing gender-mashup in their musicianship, Orkestar Kriminal has arranged some of the worlds long-forgotten criminal ballads with all the fervour and gusto that they could muster. After continuous touring and a multitude of festival performances, Orkestar Kriminal are fired-up with "Originali", their first ever all-originals album produced by Grammy award-winning Engineer: Mark Lawson, out March 15th

BLISK is a synthesis of polyphonic Eastern European song, dance and movement backed by hypnotic percussion. It is described as a musical journey travelling through Ukraine, Poland, Russia, the Balkans and beyond. The Toronto-based, all-female trio was brought together by a deep love and respect for the ancient songs and dances of these regions, bringing the tunes to life in the modern world through unique original compositions, storytelling, dance and distinctive arrangements of traditional folk music.


March 31
7:30 pm
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Main Hall, Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 Canada
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(416) 923-8137

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