Press Release: West Philadelphia Orchestra Brings New Orleans Twist to Special Mardi Gras Show at Franky Bradley’s
Get ready to celebrate with a carnival of music that you can’t find anywhere else in Philly. West Philadelphia Orchestra (WPO) is transforming their weekly Balkan Dance Party at Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia) into a special Mardi Gras concert on Tuesday, February 13 starting at 9PM.
With a line-up of Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate, and howl.
The Mardi Gras Balkan Dance Party on February 13 will feature tunes specially selected for the festivities, including songs that will make the audience feel like they are celebrating Fat Tuesday right in New Orleans. Franky Bradley’s will, of course, be serving up their signature drinks and delicious food at their upstairs and downstairs bars.
Admission is only $7 at the door. Find out more info at http://wpo.westphiladelphiaorc
West Philadelphia Orchestra Presents
Mardi Gras Balkan Dance Party
Tuesday, February 13 at 9PM
$7 at the door