Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, M4 is far from a ‘marching band’ in any traditional sense (though this group of about 20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.Ori Kaplan is a musical gypsy who plays gyspy music. Born in Israel, he came to States in the 90’s and was a founding member of Gogol Bordello. Since 2004 his main focus has been Balkan Beatbox a live gypsy electronica project that has drawn rave reviews and toured the world. Kaplan also makes hard hitting tropical bass music and tours as DJ Shotnez.