The serbian word Carlama refers to a certain kind
of wild dance as well as an exuberant party. This description fits this
energetic group, that was started by Yugoslav Hungarian Ákos Laki,
like a glove.
The musicians combine the rich Serbian brassband tradition with rhythms
and melodies from all over the Balkan region, resulting in a steaming
mix in which improvisation plays an important part.
The group has an extraordinary line-up. In addition to percussion almost
the whole saxophone family is present: from soprano saxophone to the
relatively rare bass saxophone. The result resembles a surprising cross
between Fanfare Ciocarlia and the World Saxophone Quartet. Hunting rhythms,
furious trills, blazing ballads and a good sense of humour are the main
ingredients in this group.