Soznak are from Newcastle upon tyne UK and guarantee to get you dancing to their NCUMBA-a high energy fusion of Congolese rumba northern Brass and other world influences. With performances in Waterford Sibiu and Bucharest the band is developing an international itinerary. Equally at home on mains stage club or in the street Soznak is instant party wherever they play. email email@example.com and request the album.
Fresh, funky, hugely entertaining and totally, uniquely, wonderfully themselves. A taut and highly accomplished set of songs …Con Murphy global music culture
Colorfull raucus big bold and ebullient
Michael quin Irish times
Soznak, based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, include musicians from Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ireland and Spain. All these musical styles flow together nicely, lubricated with wit, charm and good humour.
Jamie Renton Froots
What a truly wonderful little gem this Soznak album is! I’ve been sat here with a broad grin on my face:
Ian Anderson Editor: fRoots Magazine wrote: At 00:39 +0100 15/4/09
A life-affirming synthesis of the collective musical heritage of its various band constituents. There are strong elements of soukous and Afro-Cuban strands but other musical ingredients surface through the mix, derived from Spain, Latin America, Angola, Congo. Kwa Zulu?Natal, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, and Ireland.
How did such a richly contrasting sound develop outside of London? Well, Newcastle upon Tyne benefits from a varied Influx or culturally talented po]itical refugees and Soznak Is an exciting product or that Increasing ethnic diversity In the North-East of England; creating a unique and joyful sound. The rich blend of styles in the music connects the breadth of cultural interplay among the band members who have made their homes in Newcastle.
During regular al fresco street gigs Soznak has had the city dancing to many world beats. Regular street performances to an average cross section of the population have created a tight ensemble and an extensive shared musical vocabulary that can please audiences as complex demographically as the bond.
Jamie Renton F roots
The more I listen I’m drawn into this strange sound collision, this multicultural masala sound roots