2018 the festival Skappa'nabanda! will change Graz to a colorful city with urban wind- and brassmusic and street art again. We are busy in organizing and inviting bandas. But the most important information:
Something has been hapening on Europe’s streets: People are congregating with trombones, trumpets, tubas, saxophones and other brass and woodwind instruments to make … music! But not the music you might expect in small alpine Austria: Far away from beer tent, lederhosen, marching oompah band culture, these bands regard music as a living form of creative expression: innovative arrangements that draw for inspiration on styles from around the world, bring like-minded musicians together and get the audience moving.
Skappa'nabanda!, the transcultural festival for alternative brass music, brings together brass formations from throughout Europe: The Masala Brass Kollektiv is organizing this festival for the second time, inviting bandas from dirfferent countries of Europe to play, march, celebrate and chill together in its hometown of Graz. The programme includes numerous concerts and jam sessions in public spaces, a parade through the historic centre of Graz with around a hundred musicians, a party with concerts and more. Don’t let the banda escape!
a few impressions from 2015: