14 April 2013 07:30 PM

 BRASS BAND BATTLE - MEXICO vs. BALKANS: Banda Estrellas de Sinaloa de Gérman Lizarraga vs. Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar

Two super heavyweight enormous brass bands go head to head, mano a mano on the same stage to decide whether it’s Mexico or the Balkans that can blow up the biggest storm. Whilst in the East father and son Boban and Marko Markovic from Serbia have become the gyspy brass kings of the Balkans, in the West, Gérman, leader of the Lizarraga dynasty of Banda musicians from Northern Mexico has blown his way to ascendancy with the Estrellas de Sinaloa. London, as ever, is the place where these things are laid to rest. Mexico vs. Balkans Brass Band Battle is a World premiere title decider, white-hot-brass-knuckle ride not to be missed with the audience the only guaranteed winner.

Banda Estrellas de Sinaloa de German Lizarraga
Twitter: @bandaestrellas
"Ando Bien Atravesado" (music video):
"Cielito Lindo" (music video):

Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar
Twitter: @BobanMarkoMarko
Live at New Morning, Paris:
Live on Hungarian TV show:

Sunday, 14 April 2013, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS,
Tickets: £15.50 - £24
Box office: 020 7638 8891
Part of La Linea 13
Produced by La Linea in association with the Barbican