Access All Areas: Balkan Brass and Asphalt Tango
One of the major attractions of WOMAD Taranaki 2012 is Balkan brass band Mahala Rai Banda who are signed to German record label Asphalt Tango. This is a label that has flourished in the niche market of Balkan brass bands... their mission statement could well be 'No horns, no glory'. As last year's sell-out European tour of the Balkan Brass Battle demonstrated, this is music that only has to be seen... to sell. Asphalt Tango founder Helmut Neumann talks to Trevor Reekie about Balkan brass and following one's heart. 25 February 2012.