“Gorgeously dark, terse horn arrangements, minor keys, and eerie gypsy chromatics along with a slinky Latin rock bounce, the Brooklyn band's music is danceable and also surprisingly deep.” - New York Music Daily
“A young group with a contagious sense of groove and lyricism, carried off with an enthusiastic ability.” - The Prague Post
“It reminds a lot of the more psychedelic, musically adventurous side of Gogol Bordello." - New York Music Daily
“This band got me with their first note.” - Sugarberry Photography, New Orleans
Fusing Latin, funk, reggae, and several other genres from around the globe, Karikatura is the perfect band for any occasion. With influences from South America, Eastern-Europe and the Caribbean, Karikatura forges a traveler's soundtrack filled with soulful vocals, infectious horns and evolving grooves. In 2011, Karikatura independently embarked on the Muzon Worldwide Tour in support of their first EP, Muzon, Russian-slang for music. The band journeyed to Europe, Japan and the American South, playing on 3 continents, in 13 countries and 36 cities. Whether playing a corporate event or a wedding, Karikatura bring a fresh energy that will leave you wanting more.
When not touring, Karikatura plays regularly in Manhattan and Brooklyn at popular world music joints such as Tutuma Social Club, Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, and Bembe. They also play shows all over the 5 boroughs, and support international acts when they visit NYC.
The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Dima Kay, who began gathering the stories and conceiving the sounds of the band while journeying around Europe, Asia, and Africa in 2009.
Ryan Acquaotta (Vocals/Percussion),
Dima Kay (Guitar/backing vocals),
Till Kuenkler (Trombone),
Eric Legaspi (Electric bass),
Joe Wilson (Tenor Sax/Alto Sax/Melodica),
Morgan Greenstreet (Drums/backing vocals)