Cigarros Explosivos!. Jaro Milko And The Cubalkani
Label: Asphalt Tango
Catalog: ATR 4614
Jaro Milko and the Cubalkanics
Composed by: Cigarros Explosivos!
There's a point where the rhythm of the cumbia, the sound of Cuba and Balkan music all come together. It is a place where surf guitar, Cuban son and the powerful hit of Gypsy brass dance side by side. Milko first put the Cubalkanics together four years ago, pairing his own guitar with organ, drums, percussion and trombone. The five-piece band fuses his vision into a unique, delicious whole on their debut Cigarros Explosivos! The album's offbeat syncopation offers a nod to ska while keeping its feet dancing in Latin America. The cumbia beat underpins the music, pushing it along, while Milko's guitar is the real powerhouse, bringing color and drive and adding to every track, and completing the package.