KAL Band is an urban Romani band from suburban Belgrade. The music style that this band has created western critics call Rock’n’Roma which probably the best reflects their music. From 2006, when they started their career, to the present, the band has played over 1,000 concerts.

The band has performed at the most prominent local, Europe and world festivals and achieved a remarkable career in Europe. It is quite enough to say that they have played on festivals such as Roskilde in Denmark, Fusion Festival in Berlin, Pepsi Sziget Festival in Budapest and local EXIT Festival.

The band visited the USA in 2006 and in 2008 when they toured the most important clubs such as Joe’s Pub in New York where the most significant world musicians like Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Richard Thompson, Dolly Parton, Sinead O’Connor, Norah Jones, Youssou N’Dour, David Gilmore have performed.  On their USA 2008 tour, where they played 45 concerts, the band realized a cooperation with Gogoll Bordell, one of New York's most famous music attractions,  who has played, among other things, with Madonna on Global Warming in London.

The producer of both their albums is Mike Nielsen, known for cooperation with the world's greatest music attractions such as Underworld, Snow Patrol, The Cure, Jamiroquai, etc.

On the prestigious World Music Chart Europe, KAL Band's both albums were at number one, leaving behind bands like Gotan Project, Natasha Atlas, Ojos de Bruho. They were on a third place at the same chart on an annual basis in 2006, being the only band in the region to achieve this.

On the domestic scene, the band collaborated with Rambo Amadeus on two tracks, Dikh  Tu Kava and Comedy, for which they received the Davorin Popovic award for best music video in the region of ex-Yugoslavia in 2007-year. On their last album, they collaborated with rapper Marcello on a song Krasnokalipsa.

KAL Band music videos are very recognizable by their special aesthetic and are running on all local TV stations at the present, of which we have to mention MTV Adria as a representative of excellence in the field of music television.

The members of band are: Dragan Ristić (lead vocal, el. guitar), Dušan Gnjidić (drums), Marko Ćurčić (bass), Aleksandra Veljković (vocal) Rade Arsenović (accordion), and Bojan Vasić (violin).

KAL is the only band in the region that has been selected among over 1,000 bands from around the world to play at the most important world music fair, at Spanish WOMEX in 2006.

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