SSASSA has given more than 3300 concerts since 1995, mainly in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France, amongst them big festivals like “Oriental & Flamenco Gypsy Festival” in Switzerland. SSASSA appeals to a wide variety of audiences, including people from the countries of origin of the music.
Their vast repertoire covers stirring gypsy music from Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Greece, oriental dance music from Arab countries and also Flamenco. Their hot-blooded music expresses a deep understanding of traditional roots, gained from their numerous research journeys all over the Balkan region. The synthesis of these traditional styles combined with a contemporary approach leads into a musical intercultural “firework”, kept alight by the sounds of saxophone, clarinet, oud and percussion.
SSASSA seduces their audiences visually, not only with brilliant Romany costumes, but also, with the exotic dance of Nicole, Ljuba, Zeyna or Maryam. Her movements reflect every rhythmic detail of the percussion solo, the hypnotic dancing being inseparable from the music.
SSASSA play for concert, at parties,for weddings, at festivals and in theaters. Apart from these normal concerts SSASSA play regulary for intercultural occasions like at the “day for the refugees”, in asylm homes, in prisons and in homes for disabled people.
Beside this SSASSA regulary perform in schools with their program “Schnabelwetzer, 7 songs in 7 Languages”.
Ssassa have more than 24 hours repertoire focusing on music from:
– Mazedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Kroatia, Albania, Kosovo, Greece
– Turqie, Egypte, Syria, Algeria, Spain
For a dancing audience Ssassa play additional repertorie as:
– Latin, Bosa Nova…
– Walse, Polka…
– Jazz-standards, backgroundmusic…
– Switzerland: Songs in Swiss German, French, Italian, Romansch and even in Jenisch, the native gyspy language (listen “Schnabelwetzer CD on this page)
Special guests: Ssassa can invite special guests to be able to include music from:
– Russia: with Lina Esmeralda & Talismann
– Kurdish: with Rojinda, Jiwan….
– Arab: with Heidi Daddou (Kairo)