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Fanfare Ciocarlia (Uncredited)

Fanfare Ciocarlia

Fanfare Ciocarlia are one of the world’s greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse. Having learnt their craft at the feet of their fathers and grandfathers Fanfare’s members proudly approach every concert as a challenge to both entertain audiences and keep the true spirit of Gypsy music alive. When Fanfare Ciocarlia - the brass orchestra from the “hidden” village of Zece Prajini in north-eastern Romania - take the stage the crowd receive 100% Gypsy music. Zece Prajini’s isolation – situated in a misty valley, the valley’s dirt roads are occupied by flocks of geese and horse and carts; here live eighty Gypsy farming families who live a traditional rural lifestyle dictated by nature’s seasons – meant that under communism the village remained hidden from the outside world. Somehow the ancient Ottoman tradition of brass bands accompanying armies, weddings, and funerals continued to exist here when it had long died out in the rest of Romania.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia 7/16/13: Fanfare Ciocarlia

The Romanian brass orchestra performs its unique blend of Gypsy music and Balkan funk.

Fanfare Ciocarlia

The Romanian brass orchestra performs its unique blend of Gypsy music and Balkan funk.

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