National Geographic Magazine calls their music a “complete Balkan stew.” They call themselves “the finest of Gangstabrass from the mountains beyond.” Fanfare Ciorcalia is a 12-member Romanian gypsy brass band that started as a wedding and party band in their tiny rural town of Zece Prajini and whose repertoire includes rhythms from their own country, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia. Their music is 100% gypsy, fast, powerful and contagious.
You gotta watch this video they sent me to invite their Chicago fans to their upcoming show. They promise to blow off the roof, and believe me, they will! I went to their concert last year and I can tell you that their live performances are explosive and turn into big dance parties.
Thursday July 11 – 8pm at Martyr’s
Buy your tickets for this concert here.
Check Fanfare Ciorcalia music here
The band will also perform the following day at SummerDance Fest.