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With a substantial leaning towards world music, particularly Afro-Cuban styles, you’ve got any enjoyable musical experience that might have problems getting past the jazz police, but makes for a foot-tapping Saturday night.
Paul Bream
- Jazz North


We're extremely pleased to promote a brand new album by probably one of the most multi-cultural bands in the world and they're local to our region - They're called "Soznak" and the album is called "Dear Dad Tango" I am an unashamed and enthusiastic fan and I urge you to get hold of a copy including a DVD - Oscar Watson Richard Neville NECDAF Intercultural Arts


Soznak, a group comprised of multi-ethnic musicians, has released a charming collection of music filled with originality on their latest album "Dear Dad Tango." This group offers a wide assortment of musical instruments ranging from accordion to African drums. The chemistry between the musicians is felt throughout this disc with their high-spirited energy. Feel the horn section on "Tata Y Mama" as the rhythm is bouncy with harmonious lyrics. "Cooking in the Kitchen" is a formula for good music and food while the vocals and wind section take this number up a notch. The title track "Dear Dad Tango" features lyrics that are strong and emotional, while simultaneously describing sentimental values of the loss of a loved one. For listeners who would like to hear a mixture of different types of instruments infused with catchy beats, Soznak's "Dear Dad Tango" is well worth listening to and should definitely be checked out. - radio indie


Discography

`Dear Dad Tango` Home made records
digitally available Itunes cdbaby or myspace http://cdbaby.com/cd/soznak
http://www.myspace.com/soznak17 http://www.indierhythm.com/product.php?cdId=5024
Physical distribution release date may 2009 distribution Harmonia Mundi

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SOZNAK
The Band is named Soznak, after a middle-eastern musical term. The musical ingredients of the band also derive from Spain, Latin America, Angola Congo, Kwa Zulu –natal, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, and Ireland. Newcastle upon Tyne In the north of the UK benefits from a diverse influx of culturally talented political refugees. The rich blend of styles in the music reflects the breadth of cultural interplay among the band members who have made homes in Newcastle. During regular al fresco street gigs Soznak gets the city dancing to many world beats Regular street performance to an average cross section of the population has created a tight ensemble and an extensive shared musical vocabulary that can please a wide variety of audiences of all ages and nationalities

2008
Kendle Festival
Durham Brass Festival
Chester le street festival
Blythe Festival
The Newcastle green festival
Stockton international Riverside Festival