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Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics is the solo project by guitarist Jaro Milko. The band from Basel was founded in the end of 2010 and brings together renowned musicians from the Balkan-‐, Reggae-‐, Latin-‐ and Jazzscene in Switzerland. Eastern european Gypsy music meets Cumbia and Musica Cubana, Instrumentals interspersed with songs. This rootsbased music awakens the wanderlust, the Latin rhythms of the drums/percussion duo-‐monster shoots merciless on the hips. A trashy organ is droping all inhibitions, a crazy gone trombone pumps Slivovitz into the veins. The singing sounds wistful and the unmistakable guitar of Jaro Milko shapes the sound of the quintet.
Jaro Milko - Guitar & Vocals
Luke Briggen - Trombone
Ines Brodeck - Percussion & Backing Vocals
Eric Gut - Drums & Backing Vocals
Eric Gilson - Organ
World Music/Contemporary | Latin | Jazz
Cumbia, Cuba, The Balkans & Exploding Cigars; Introducing Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics, Cigarros Explosivos!
There’s a point where the rhythm of the cumbia, the sound of Cuba and Balkan music all come together. And it’s right in the heart of the Jaro Milko and the Cubalkanics. It’s a place without borders, wild and wonderful; it’s Milko’s creation, where surf guitar, Cuban son and the powerful hit of Gypsy brass dance side by side. The five-piece Swiss band fuse his vision into a unique, delicious whole on their debut Cigarros Explosivos! (released March 28th, 2014 on...
- 04/04/2014, "Cigarros Explosivos!", Asphalt Tango View
- Midwest Record, Album review, 03/17/2014, ASHPALT TANGO See Text
- Inside World Music, Album review, 03/10/2014, CD Review: Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics' Cigarros Explosives!' See Text
- World Music Central, Album review, 04/04/2014, Swinging Balkan Chicha See Text
- Exclaim, Album review, 04/01/2014, Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics Cigarros Explosivos! See Text
- New York Music Daily, Album review, 04/07/2014, Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics Blow Up in Your Face See Text
- Remezcla Musica, Article, 04/07/2014, Listen: Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics’ Cigarro Explosivos! LP See Text