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.
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.
Fanfare Ciocarlia went on to conquer the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Gypsies may only have spoken their local Romany dialect but their music spoke an international language and audiences responded to their fierce Balkan funk by turning concerts into parties. 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.