the PEOPLE'S BAND of Vancouver, presenting worldbeat
dance groove at clubs, street parties, and jazz funerals;
leading parades and peace marches for up to 30,000
people; and touring to festivals throughout Western
Canada (and Europe) since 1997.
With an outrageous variety of horns, drums and costumes,
the band's eye-popping line-up of nearly thirty players
is fronted by the unholy trinity of Ross Barrett (tenor sax),
Dan Vie (vocals) and Marcos X (percussion), and fueled by
joyous vocals and a heavy dance beat from guitar & bass.
The Carnival Band's musical roots reach deep into
the cultures of Indian wedding bands, Afro-Caribbean
trance and Latin dance, Eastern Europe's klezmer
and New Orleans' Mardi Gras.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Cissy Strut
2. Not Forgotten (by Marcos X)
5. Le Branles (The Brawl)
7. Black Orpheus
8. Afro Blue
9. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
10. Salsa Sue (by Ross Barrett)