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Cirkestra



Biography

Cirkestra was formed by former circus clown Peter Bufano in 2004 with violist Käthe Louise Hostetter. Bufano had left the circus to be rich and famous in Hollywood, became bored and ran away with the circus again. Cirkestra has created 4 original scores for circuses, have been heard in television shows, and can be heard on NPR radio stations across the US. The members of the group are tapped from the greatest circuses in the united states. The band members have performed under the bigtop for thousands across the country in Ringling Brothers, Big Apple Circus, Circus Smirkus, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and Kinoshita Cirkus of Japan.

Cirkestra