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RAYA Album Release Show November 13, 2015

We’re very excited about the release of our third album, called simply, RAYA. The band was formed and needed a name around the same time that Raya Ferholt-Wirz was born and we asked for permission from Raya’s parents to name the band after her. Six and three quarter years later, we pay tribute to our […]

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RAYA, Our 3rd Official Album, Available for Pre-Order Now

It’s a well known fact that Raya Brass Band’s live shows immediately set hands clapping and hips swaying, transforming a music hall into a riotous and carefree dance party. With their fourth record, RAYA, the madly skilled New York City based sextet delivers another concentrated dose of ecstatic brass abandon. RAYA serves up a winning set of nine original tunes with clear nods to countless traditions of celebratory music the world over: Balkan weddings, New Orleans street band parties, New York salsa, Basement Bhangra, and Ethiopian grooves

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This Train Is Now

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out our album, “This Train is Now,” currently available digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and more. We’re very excited about it. We also have vinyl LPs! Come and get them at a show, or send us an email about placing an order. New York Music Daily said: “Is […]

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New Year’s Eve, Raya Style at Barbes

“Woot!” – Don Godwin, Tuba December 31: Raya Brass Band will be blowing in the new year with style, finesse and a whole bunch of hot Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek, Roma and original tunes. C’mon 2013! After a few years off, the members of the Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar who now play in Raya Brass Band are […]

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Raya Brass Band’s Mid-Atlantic Tour 2012

Heya! Come out and catch us live today on this gorgeous Brooklyn day Saturday, April 7, 21 and 28 – Radegast Hall & Biergarten – Brooklyn, NY Time: 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Address: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11211 map | info Also today – a few members of Raya Brass Band and special guests Connell […]

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Barbes and Electric Cowbell Take Manhattan APAP 2012 Showcase

BARBES and ELECTRIC COWBELL  TAKE MANHATTAN  at DROM Jan 7th, 2011 7:00pm-11:00pm With Smokey Hormel, Chicha Libre, Raya Brass band, Cheick Hamala Diabate, No BS Brass! and DJ Geko Jones. For the past few years, Barbès has been presenting a Manhattan showcase timed to coincide with the APAP conference – an annual rite which, every January, brings […]

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