Sunday, September 23, 2012
On the Lawn at Duke Gardens
Durham, North Carolina
Romanian brass band maestros Fanfare Ciocarlia brought their vibrant Balkan sound to Duke University this evening. Supported by tubas and drums, the large Gypsy ensemble treated the audience to a mix of traditional Romanian songs and dances and medleys of popular modern songs with spectacular trumpet and saxophone solos and a few lively vocal performances.
Although most members of the audience were sitting on the lawn, by mid-concert most audience members were dancing in groups, circles and even conga line dancing.
Fanfare Ciocarlia’s concert combined ear catching songs, instrumental virtuosity and good humor.
Most of Fanfare Ciocarlia’s members come from the village of Zece Prajini in northeastern Romania. The popular brass orchestra is one of the world’s best known Gypsy bands. They are currently doing an eight-city tour in the United States and Canada. Tomorrow they will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
4104 Penn Avenue
1200 W Randolph St.
Tickets: $25-$18, Doors Open: 6:00 pm, Show: 8:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.