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Raya Brass Band: Raya

Read "Raya" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

From the sound you would probably place Brooklyn's Raya Brass Band in some other Brooklyn--one located somewhere in the Balkans. Their bright, joyful music is never far from the traditional wedding music of the Balkans and Greece. It's dance music, grooves like crazy, and is just plain fun. You may not spontaneously jump up and dance, ...

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Take Five With Ben Syversen

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Meet Ben Syversen:

During the nearly three years he has lived in Brooklyn, Ben has immersed himself fully in all that the city has to offer. In addition to performing with well established improvising musicians such as bassist Reuben Radding, he has been an active participant in the Balkan music scene, performing regularly with Raya ...