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Zece Prăjini, Iaşi, Romania | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | INDIE

Zece Prăjini, Iaşi, Romania | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1996
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Still working on that hot first release.



Ciocarlia whose name translates as "lark's song" - conquered Europe
in 1997, their furious live blast appealing to punks and headbangers, jazz and
funk fans, world music aficionados and those who simply love music that sounds
absolutely unique. Even the classical world embraced Fanfare Ciocarlia and they
have since performed at many prestigious philharmonic halls. The Romanian's
breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet and sour horns is
quite different from any other brass band on earth. Everyone who heard Fanfare
Ciocarlia agreed on one thing - no brass band had ever played as fast as this
before. Make that two things: no brass band had ever sounded like this
before!Fanfare Ciocarlia went on to conquer the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.
What Fanfare Ciocarlia played was something new. The Times of London described
it as "a heavy, heavy monster sound" and Fanfare's recordings have
taken their eerie Balkan groove into dance clubs across the planet. Along the
way Fanfare Ciocarlia have been celebrated by critics and championed in all
kinds of media: they star in several films (Ralf Marschalleck's Iag Bari
follows the band on tour across Europe while Fatih Akin's Head On has them
ripping up Berlin's clubs), own the cover of Princes Amongst Men (Garth
Cartwright's acclaimed book on Romany musical culture), were commissioned by
Sacha Baron Cohen to cut biker anthem Born To Be Wild for the Borat soundtrack
and have been sampled and covered, championed and emulated, by countless DJs,
bands and Gypsy orchestras. Their radical reinterpretations of popular Western
standards - including the James Bond Theme and Duke Ellington's Caravan - show
how the Romanian orchestra effortlessly "Gypsify" any music they get
their horns on.Fanfare Ciocarlia have , several of which have topped the
European World Music Charts. Their DVD, Brass on Fire, was acclaimed by
Songlines magazine as "setting a new standard for music
documentaries". They have played over 1500 concerts and like to consider
themselves "the hardest working band in the blow biz". Fanfare Ciocarlia.  released nine albums
Latest release:
"Devil's Tale" - published on Asphalt
Tango Records - January 17th 2014.

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