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Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha

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23.03.2017 Flawil (CH)

24.03.2017 Freiburg (D)

25.03.2017 Zürich (CH)

Robi Svärd

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29.03.2017 Västeras (SE)

30.03.2017 Gothenburg (SE)

31.03.2017 Malmö (SE)

01.04.2017 Stockholm (SE)


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19.05.2017 Bern (CH)

20.05.2017 Zürich (CH)

Cigdem Aslan

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28.04.2017 Waiblingen (D)

29.04.2017 Fornach (A)

Fanfare Ciocarlia

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11.05.2017 Caesarea Maritima (IL)

13.05.2017 Jerusalem (IL)

Oana Catalina Chitu

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12.05.2017 Potsdam (D)

13.05.2017 Koblenz (D)

15.05.2017 Hannover (D)

26.05.2017 Zürich (moods)





21st Oct 2016

Cigdem Aslan
"A thousand cranes"


From the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of Çiğdem’s debut album ‘Mortissa’, ‘A Thousand Cranes’ expands to Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia. A band of world class musicians, led once again by the musical director Nikos Baimpas, accompanies her journey with a modern and crisp sound, embellishing the deep rooted melodies with modern jazzy influences and inspired improvisations.

CD-ATR5516 / LP-ATR 5616

28th Oct 2016

Kottarashky and The Rain Dogs

"Cats, dogs and ghosts"


Kottarashky is back with album number three, this time taking us deep into a New York district called Sofia and introducing us to its street corners brimming with rock, blues, Balkan-style funk and jazz-flavoured rhythms. At first, "Cats, Dogs and Ghosts" sounds as if the band has set out on the road to rock ‘n’ roll. But then Kottarashky sets the pace with those tight groove collages and Balkan samples we’re familiar with.

LP-ATR 5316

17th June 2016

Fanfare Ciocarlia


“20” is a double album set that gathers on vinyl for the very first time Fanfare Ciocarlia’s seminal recordings. This collection ranges from the band’s debut album Radio Pasçani onwards, gathering recordings that have broken Balkan brass through to a huge international audience. Pressed on 180g vinyl & including 20-page photo booklet!

CD-ATR 5116
LP-ATR 5216

15th April 2016

Fanfare Ciocarlia
"Onwards To Mars"


Fanfare Ciocarlia, the world's foremost Balkan brass band, celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2016. Their first album of new and raucous material in a few years, ONWARDS TO MARS, will rock the world from April 15th on. Stay tuned for more details!

CD-ATR 5416

15th April 2016

Robert "Robi" Svärd
"Pa'ki pa'ka"


“If you want, I´ll sing on this track, Robi” This comment was made by Granada based flamenco singer Alfredo Tejada on a video of Sweden based guitarist Robert Svärd and led to this unique album, recorded together with Miguel “El Cheyenne” in Granada at the legendary FJR Estudios de grabación.




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02/2017 Asphalt Tango Records proudly presents a PLAYGROUND MUSIC release

Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha was founded back in 2009 by five old friends and Laplanders living in Finland. Ever since this vivacious band celebrates its self created musical genre of Lapland-Balkan, fierce Balkan music with a distinctive Finnish twist! The long awaited 4th album "Näennäinen" of the Finnish quintet is out on CD/vinyl LP in GAS on 24th February 2017!

01/2017 Congratulations to Sofia!

Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs made it onto Shazam's Watch List in France.

01/2017 Three Asphalt Tango artists nominated for the Songlines Music Awards 2017!

Have your say and cast your vote for this year's Songlines Music Awards! Three Asphalt Tango artists are nominated, both Cigdem Aslan and Robert 'Robi' Svärd in the category "Best Artist" as well as Fanfare Ciocarlia in the category "Best Group". The deadline for voting is midnight on January 31, 2017.

12/2016 Cigdem Aslan on Top Of The World!

The editor of Songlines just selected the 10 best new releases for their Jan/Feb issue and Cigdem Aslan's second album "A Thousand Cranes" made it to this illustrious list. Congratulations & celebrations to London!

11/2016 Fanfare Ciocarlia on tour!

Fanfare Ciocarlia finish their raucous and explosive 20th band anniversary celebrations this November, check out the dates and venues!

10/2016 Asphalt Tango at WOMEX 2016!

We'll be leaving for Santiago de Compostela soon and would like to invite all Womexicans to meet & greet us at booth -1.14. See you around!



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