Mahala Rai Banda: The Noble Band from the Ghetto Tour

Posted on September 20th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

This October Mahala Rai Banda bring their explosive fusion of Balkan and Gypsy rhythms, lightning fast melodies and infectious brass to the UK.

Hailing from the villages of Romania and bursting onto the scene in 2005, the band have earned a reputation as a fierce live act with its mix of Romanian musical traditions – oriental pop, Catalan rumba, reggae and manele. Their band leader, Aurel Ionita (who has been credited for his skills in directing and production) ensures a tight set and the Roma scat singing, catchy hooks and irresistible rhythms are sure to get you on your feet.


The band are set to return this autumn to UK audiences, blending accordion, fiddle and Gypsy brass to spectacular effect.

Tour dates include:
October 2 – London Jazz Café, with special guest She’Koyokh
October 3 – St George’s, Bristol
October 4 – The Old Market, Brighton

Be sure to check out recently released remix of the their track ‘Balkan Reggae’ from Ghetto Blasters. The remix is by the London-based Jstar, who is a big Mahala Rai Banda fan.


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    One Response to “Mahala Rai Banda: The Noble Band from the Ghetto Tour”

    1. charming flo Says:

      Hey…the Jstar ‘Balkan Reggae’remix of Romania funkiest band Mahala Rai Banda his played on BBC Radio 1 by the great Rob da Bank! Enjoy xx