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From Western Classical to New Orleans Dance, with Cocek! Brass Band

September 8, 2023
  • 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
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    Presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Friday, September 8, at 7:30pm. “Half serious as a heart attack and half hilarious with enough singular clevernesses to provoke a college course in the study of them” - Mark Tucker, FAME. The music of Cocek! Brass Band is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer, and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces.  Bandleader Sam Dechenne started the ensemble in the Winter of 2014 and composes all the music for the band. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era, and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long. Cocek! Brass Band released three full length albums and in 2018 put out a new single every month, each one featuring a guest artist from across the country.  Painters, instrumentalists, designers, cartoonists, singers, and electronic producers were each featured throughout the year in this one of a kind project. In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston and NYC to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their magic dust on audience members all over the world. Simply put…a party you don’t want to miss! Cocek! Brass Band features the talents of Sam Dechenne, bandleader, composer, and trumpet; Bobby Spellman, trumpet; Clayton DeWalt, trombone; Josiah Reibstein, tuba; Grant Smith, snare drum; and David Andrew Moore, bass drum. $25. Tickets available at or by calling 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth.  

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    Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc.

    307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664