At the end of September I had the pleasure to interview Matt Moran, band leader of the Slavic Soul Party for the weekly half hour UCSC’s KZSC radio show, Artists on Art. Please click here to hear the show in its entirety.
He and his band came to Santa Cruz and played at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. It was quite the musical party and great fun was had by all. The interview was very informative particularly about Balkan brass bands. We spoke quite a bit about how Matt got involved with South Slavic music, the meaning behind the name of the band and how the band came into being.
The band’s newest addition who also performed that night is the wonderful (locally grown) singer Eva Salina Primack.