Black Masala

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Black Masala is an eclectic eight-piece group of DC based musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds. Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to banjo, the band’s music features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, Ambient/Experimental indie rock riffs, and even a hint of Appalachian twang. Expect a party!

Originally formed by Mike Ounallah and former trombonist Matt Hotez (Yellow Dubmarine), The band’s focus was in the Eastern European Brass tradition. Keeping true to its roots the band has since gone on to add a number of new musicians, including several vocalists, making for a high-energy live set of original material.

Black Masala is an eclectic eight-piece group of DC based musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds. The band is comprised of members from Thievery Corporation, See-I, Scythian, Yamamonem Jazz Band, and Bellflur. Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to banjo, the band’s music features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, Ambient/Experimental indie rock riffs, and even a hint of Appalachian twang. Expect a party!