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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mahala Rai Banda

Balkan Reggae (Asphalt Tango)

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Eastern Europe meets Jamaica in this surprisingly credible collaboration between the Romanian Gypsies of Mahala Rai Banda and such reggae remix producers as Mad Professor and Jstar. The convergence sounds more organic than expected; haunting Rasta melodies meld well with the minor keys of the Balkans. The fluttering echo of dub and a dose of electronica pull most tracks onto the global dance floor.