Fanfara Ciocarlia, Balkan Funk Party

When? September 25, 2012
Where? City Winery Chicago
How much? Tickets $18-$25

Use the special promotional code “ROCXCW” to let them know you’re with ROCX!
Come join us dance the night away!

ROCX is partnering with City Winery to present Fanfara Ciocarlia to Chicago audiences. Fanfara Ciocarlia is one of the world’s foremost Gypsy brass band, and they have gone on to create a furious Balkan funk that has set the planet dancing.

Even by world music standards, the success of Fanfara Ciocarlia comes out of leftfield: the band members were peasant farmers and factory workers, men who played at weddings and baptisms for extra lei yet were not lautari (the caste designating professional Gypsy musicians in Romania ). Rooted in the soil of their native Moldavia, the music Fanfare make is relentless in its tempo and ferocious in delivery, music powered by great spirit and a desire to include everyone in the party.

They rave, they roar, they rage! Wherever and whenever Fanfara Ciocarlia blow their cheeks, nobody stands still – no matter how cool they pretend to be! Their instruments, bearing the marks of the previous decades, have lost their shine and gained their own patina. With them Fanfare Ciocarlia set off a musical firework display, displaying an unbelievable talent for intricate rhythms and dizzy tempos. Traditional Romanian dances and rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia are played on horns, trumpets, clarinets and timpani.

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