Connections and Complexities in Brass Band Music

Submitted by Adam D. Ketchum on Friday, 9/24/2010, at 4:32 PM

The music of Brass Unbound was unique and a distinct pleasure to experience.  While listening, I was struck by the way various regions appropriated what was originally a strict European form of music for their own cultural purposes.  The regional influence was very apparent.  For example, the track “Gurans Ko Phool Siuri” conjures up the almost cartoonish image of a snake charmer playing in the streets of Mumbai.