Fanfare Zimbrul
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The band leader and his brothers (playing the bass and drum) played with Bregovich in Italy and the whole band played with Emir Kusturica on stage at Odissey 2001 concert in Bucharest. They also represented Romania at highest level at Aichi Expo - Nagoya in Japan, as part of Romanian Exhibition and show during “Romania National Day” on 1st of June 2005. Their daily performances (more than 100 live concerts in a month) at International Forum of Cultures in Barcelona 2004, established the band's basic successful repertoire and enhanced their ability to communicate and share the passion of the music with the audience.

The artists are all related to one another. They do not use musical notes. The art is passed through generations by practice and lot of exercise. The origins of this kind of brass gipsy music are unknown. It is said Turkish and/or Russian military bands influenced them during 18th and 19th century wars between the two empires over Moldavian territory.

The band is known locally as Fanfara de la Chetris (former Fanfara din Cozmesti). They released an album in international distribution at ARC Music Int. Ltd. In 2000 - “Gipsy Brass Music from Romania – Fanfara din Cozmesti”. Other two albums distributed only in Romania in 2003 and 2006 , produced by Softplus and Roton.

Actually the band members are born in two villages, Cozmesti and Chetris. The band was named after these two villages were they used to play at weddings and events. After being successful abroad more bands from the same villages appeared and this led to a particular name given to the band as “Fanfare Zimbrul”.