Fanfare Ciocarlia: globalFEST 2014 As soon as this oversized outfit of horns, winds and drums arrived on the main globalFEST stage, the audience knew exactly what to do: They began pogoing ecstatically until the floor shook.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia 2014

Fanfare Ciocarlia: globalFEST 2014

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If any band has figured out how to marry breakneck speed with astonishing chops, it's Fanfare Ciocarlia (pronounced "fan-FAR-eh cho-car-LEE-ah"). With a playlist that veers from traditional Romani (Gypsy) tunes to covers of "Born to Be Wild" and Duke Ellington's "Caravan," this brass band from northwestern Romania has set the pace, literally, for close to two decades.

And as soon as this oversized outfit of horns, winds and drums arrived on the main globalFEST stage, the folks in the audience knew exactly what to do: They began pogoing ecstatically until the floorboards shook.

SET LIST:

  • "Vivaldi"
  • "Ruseasca Lui Filon"
  • "Sirba Monastirea"
  • "Ciobanasul"
  • "Ciocarlia"
  • "Lume, Lume"
  • "Hurichestra"
  • "Caravana"
  • "Nicoleta"
  • "Asfalt Tango"
  • "Iag Bari"
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