Inspector Gadje Brings Romani Brass Music to San Francisco

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Five of Inspector Gadje's nine band members. (Courtesy of Inspector Gadje)

Inspector Gadje, a San Francisco-based Balkan brass band with members from around the world, plays dance parties that last into the early morning. A street band with social activist origins, Inspector Gadje transformed into its current form after band members studied intensively with masters of Romani music and fell in love with the genre. We'll hear from members of the band about their music and their mission to educate audiences about Romani culture.


Songs heard on air during this segment:

• Adrenalina
• Ismail's Taxim
• Gangam
• Cochek Amerika

The album is “Live at Kafana Balkan.”


Ismail Lumanovski, clarinetist, Inspector Gadje

Marco Peris Coppola, percussionist, Inspector Gadje