—“Slavic Soul Party! doesn’t strain for authenticity… it plays its chosen music with skill and spirit.” New York Times
—“Slavic Soul Party! is the coolest.” TimeOut NY

On Saturday, September 23rd, Flushing Town Hall invites audiences for an electrifying evening of music with Slavic Soul Party! 

Hailed as New York City’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk, Slavic Soul Party! transforms the sounds of New York life through a Balkan brass filter, creating fresh music that reflects themes of immigration, integration, and ingenuity. The nine-piece band will have audiences grooving to their unique blend of fiery Balkan brass, irresistible beats, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops. 

Their most recent album, “SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite,” is their sixth and pays tribute to the Ellington opus while adding their unique flavor. The album explores cultural boundaries, historical lineage, and individual creativity.

Take a sneak peek to discover the magical beats and infectious energy of Slavic Soul Party!

Their Tuesday night residency in Brooklyn attracts music fans from all over the world and has earned them a reputation for delivering an amazing time. Touring extensively across North America, Europe, and beyond for over a decade, they have performed in a wide array of venues, from Serbian schoolyards to Carnegie Hall. 

“Slavic Soul Party! was originally scheduled to bring its irresistible fun and energetic music to Flushing in 2020 shortly after the pandemic shuttered our doors,” says Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall. “We’ve been waiting for a long time and are so excited to finally bring them to Queens because we know our audiences will love their beat!”

The program will kick off at 7PM with a dance workshop, during which participants can dive deeper into the band’s musical influences and learn some corresponding, traditional dance steps.

Then at 8PM, the concert will take audiences on a musical journey through their captivating repertoire, including tunes from their recent record, “SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite.”

In-Person Tickets for the 8PM show are $20/$15 for members, seniors, & students w/ID and include the pre-show workshop at 7PM. 

For the venue’s fall 2023 schedule, visit https://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-presents.

For those unable to attend events in person, Flushing Town Hall has launched Culture Stream. Subscriptions start at $5 per month.

COVID Policy: 

Flushing Town Hall no longer requires visitors or performers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19; wearing a mask is optional but recommended. For more details, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/covid-safety

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All gifts of $50 or more give you exclusive Flushing Town Hall Circle of Friends membership with benefits including a Smithsonian membership, ticket discounts, and more! Donations in any amount are appreciated to support the artists and the nonprofit cultural organization as they continue to provide programming and entertainment across New York and the world.https://www.flushingtownhall.org/circle-of-friends

Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization and receives major support in 2023 from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; The City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Laurie Cumbo; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; The New York City Council, Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and New York City Council Members Sandra Ung, Tiffany Caban, Shekar Krishnan, Linda Lee, Vickie Paladino, Lynn Schulman, and Jessica Won; Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Guru Krupa Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

To view current donor lists, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/donor-listings

About Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Flushing Town Hall is a proud member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a collective of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens across all five boroughs with a distinct private-public partnership with the City of New York and a commitment to serving all New Yorkers.

Land Acknowledgement:

Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens. The Matinecock continue to live and work on this land to this day. Flushing Town Hall honors their elders who have stewarded this land throughout generations.