Letter-Black Sheep Ensemble is vagapunk street music for the masses


Vagapunk (vag’uh-puhngk), adj. characterized by loud and boisterous wanderings between places, influences, and genres, inspiring outbursts of wild dancing and debauchery.


Black Sheep Ensemble’s rowdy street performances—rooted in Balkan, Bollywood, Second Line, Latin and Ska—bring crowds up on their feet, out to the streets, and into the music. This rambling party of talented carousers sparks celebration at every turn with low brass belting out the bass line while eccentric drums drive the dance.


When the musical miscreants of Black Sheep Ensemble commit to a performance, it promises to be an extravaganza to remember. Untethered from electricity, amplification and sound board, The Sheep are free to roam, making them the ideal choice for gigs of the outdoor or roving variety. That’s not to say they can’t hold a stage, as they’ve successfully done countless times. Be it as a headlining band or as the house band for belly dancers, burlesque performers, circus acts and whatever-else-you-can-freakishly-imagine, Black Sheep Ensemble has been there done that and left the crowd panting with exhilarated exhaustion. Prepare to get loud and rowdy as Black Sheep Ensemble’s musicians and performers wow crowds of every sort.

No place and no one is safe.