Let's Go Gypsy Surf!
Lamajamal's sound is a unique blend of Balkan, Gypsy, Arabic and North African dance music. Their exciting live performances feature middle eastern vocals, serpentine clarinet melodies, exotic instruments and infectious dance beats. The new album, Let's Go Gypsy Surf, is a compilation of old and new music as recorded and collected from 2004 to 2010. "...Lamajamal is a band without borders.' - Tony Sarabia, Chicago Public Radio '...when they're on, they're on, arriving at a fuzzy, garagey take on Roma music thanks to a knack for sexy, serpentine grooves and a mean, mean oud player.' - Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader "Lamajamal--it must be said--isn't a novelty act. Nor are they taking traditional Gypsy music and simply updating it. They take folk music from all over the world and they put their own spin on it. The response for what they have performed and released has been very encouraging." - Pioneer Press 'So, here's my thumbs-up to Lamajamal for creating a fun and accessible musical experience that offers the full range of expression from silly to sophisticated. Some of the tight harmonies and culturally-mixed lines and phrases stopped me cold as I found myself transported to who-knows-where. The skill and confidence it takes to be that relaxed playing complex material can only be achieved through much hard effort. What ensemble work!" - Roxanne Assaf, Public Relations, Chicago Arabesque.