Fanfare Ciocarlia blast through the U.S. with new CD "Devil's Tale"
Fanfare Ciocarlia have the Devil By The Tale!
Gypsy brass orchestra Fanfare Ciocarlia will blast their way through the U.S. this week, celebrating their February release on Asphalt Tango: Devil’s Tale! The group performs in New York City, Boston, Baltimore, DC and Philadelphia, stopping in at NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert airing on January 17. They are also featured in the February/March issue of NatGeo Traveler on newsstands now!
Since conquering Europe in 1997 with the ancient Ottoman tradition of brass music kept alive in their small Romanian village, the group whose name means “Lark’s Song”, have earned enthusiastic fans in the punk, jazz, world music and even classical scenes. No brass bad plays with such speed or technical skill, and on their new album Devil’s Tale, they are joined by Canadian guitar wizard Adrian Raso and several guests, including guitarists John Jorgenson and Rodrigo (of Rodrigo & Gabriela) and rock drummer Kevin Figueriedo. Together they have created a music rooted in jazz and the Balkans, that reaches down to New Orleans, across the Atlantic to Paris, deep into the Balkans and back through decaying Detroit to Toronto's grandeur.
Could a string musician find a way into Fanfare’s fierce Balkan brass blast? Could the legends of brass adapt their horns to the fluid eloquence of a jazz guitarist? The answer, as heard on this album, is one of brilliant defiance. The Romanians and the Canadian have created a sound that rips and swings and roars!