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Best of Gypsy Brass

by Fanfare Ciocarlia

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Que dolor 03:55
Sandala 02:50
Alili 04:16
Golden Days 03:57
Asfalt Tango 06:12
Nicoleta 03:54
Lume Lume 02:54
Hurichestra 03:29


The Romanian speed brass combo Fanfare Ciocarlia sums up thirteen years of band history and five much valued albums on a first vinyl longplayer.

Since being discovered on Womex 1997 in Marseilles the winner of the BBC World Music Award from Zece Prajini realeased five highly acclaimed CDs - "Radio Pascani" (1998), "Baro Biao" (1999) and "Iag Bari" (2001) were released on much respected Piranha Records, "Gili Garabdi" (2005) as well as "Queens & Kings" (2007) are two Asphalt Tango Records.

As soon as the 11 Allstars of Gypsy Brass enter a stage - be it in Tokyo, Moscow, Melbourne, Helsinki, London or Berlin - and set off their dazzling musical fireworks one can notice the audience going through astounding changes: entire rows of seats are spontaneously shifted aside, hats and skirts whirl through the air and even the stiffest guy finds himself dancing away to the most tricky Balkan rhythms so easily.

With their 6th CD-release the Gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia gives an exquisite taste of the incomparable experience of seeing Romania's musical export hit live on stage. The one-hour-long live recording of a concert in the "Kesselhaus der Kulturbrauerei" in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg will not only delight devoted fans.

As a bonus the DVD "Gypsy Brass Legends - The Story of the Band" released on Asphalt Tango Records back in 2004 is also included. Amongst others the DVD contains the acclaimed movie "Iag Bari - Brass on Fire" and gives an insight into the life in and the music of Zece Prajini, meanwhile famous hometown to Fanfare Ciocarlia.


released September 25, 2009

Asphalt Tango Records


Ioan Ivancea - clarinet / vocals, Oprica Ivancea - clarinet / alto saxophon, Daniel Ivancea - alto saxophon, Radulescu Lazar - trumpet / vocals, Pancirel Constandache - trumpet / vocals, Costica "Cimai" Trifan - trumpet / vocals, Monel "Gutzel" Trifan - tuba, Constantin "Pinca" Cantea - tuba, Laurentiu Mihai Ivancea - baritone horn, Constantin "Sulo" Calin - tenor horn, Nicolae Ionita - percussion, Costel "Gisniaca" Ursu - large drum


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Fanfare Ciocarlia Zece Prăjini, Romania

Fanfare Ciocarlia are a 24-legged brass beast whose eastern funk groove has torn up halls and festivals across the planet. Their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse.


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