THE FRENCH SKA LEGENDS AT CARGO FOR AN EXCLUSIVE AND INTIMATE GIG
Some describe Babylon Circus as the French version of Gogol Bordello, thanks to their sonic madness and stage antics. Their music is infused with touches of Django Reinhart, Balkan Gypsy music, and great French singers like Edith Piaf or Jacques Brel. Bob Marley is also inescapably present. Their eclectic fusion picks up where French alternative rock band Mano Negra left off, both bands touring extensively in their quest for social justice.
"Dances of Resistance", their last album, carries a message of optimism in a world that offers little hope. In the style of musical warriors like The Clash and sonic rebels like Jimi Hendrix, Babylon Circus use the power of the microphone to address social and political issues, providing an alternative view of what the official line claims is our reality. But their music is also a call to put your wallflower days behind and join the dance. Lead singer David Baruchel says the music of Babylon Circus is a "way to fight, to be active in today's society rather than a victim".