Voice of Roma Presents the 21st Annual Romani Music Festival, featuring Džambo Aguševi Orchestra. In the competitive world of Romani Balkan brass bands, a new star of the trumpet - Džambo Aguševi - has been sweeping up awards. Hailing from Strumica in eastern Macedonia, Džambo seems to have been born with a trumpet in his hand, and to have grown up doing nothing but practicing on it. At only 11 years old, he earned himself a place in his uncle Kočo's well-known band, Aguševi. Džambo, now 30, quickly ascended to the top of his profession and formed his own stellar band, with his father and other relatives. Džambo’s innovative arrangements have turned his brass band into a cutting-edge juggernaut of the genre, driven by rocking grooves. His music is not for sitting. Džambo has won prizes in all the major Balkan brass festivals, including Kumanovo, Pehčevo, and the international festival in Guča. The Džambo Aguševi Orkestar has an active touring schedule and recently performed in the UK and Mexico. The eight-member ensemble makes its US debut at the Voice of Roma Festival on March 9th. They have two recent CDs: Brass Hurricane Tour (2014), and Brass Like it Hot (2016, ARC).