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VARUJAN VOSGANIAN: "The Book of Whisper
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BRANCUSI at the Guggenheim Museum
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Nomadaptation by Daniel Djamo
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BRANCUSI: A Lesson on the Infinite
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Romanian Literature as World Literature
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Romanian Christmas Traditions at RCINY
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Human Rights for Everyone
The return of Fanfare Ciocarlia

July 14, 2013

New York:

Central Park Summer Stage


Free admission


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The return of Romania's gyspy brass legends

Tour hits top US markets including NYC, Chicago, LA and San Francisco

Fanfare Ciocarlia, the brass orchestra from the village of Zece Prajini in North-Eastern Romania, is one of the world's foremost live Gypsy bands. Introduced to North American audiences in 2001 as part of the hugely successful "Gypsy Caravan Tour," the band took a break for nine long years afterwards, and only came back to the US and Canada in September 2012 to play eight sold-out shows. The 12-piece ensemble is now returning to these shores again this summer to spread their lightning-fast Gypsy Brass sound on their “Worldwide Wedding Tour”.

Everyone who has heard Fanfare Ciocarlia agrees on one thing: No brass band plays as fast. Their breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet’n sour horns are different from any other brass band on earth. Their sound has been sampled and covered, championed and emulated by countless DJs, bands and Gypsy orchestras. Their radical reinterpretations of popular Western standards like the "James Bond Theme" and Duke Ellington’s "Caravan" show how this Romanian orchestra can effortlessly put a Gypsy spin on any music they get their horns on.

The tour sees this powerhouse band perform in top markets and coveted festivals including SummerStage in NYC, Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco, Grand Performances in Los Angeles and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Their repertoire is a musical fireworks display of traditional dances from Romania and rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria, and Macedonia, yet with ever changing innovation inspired by everything from Bollywood to Big Band Jazz.

Fanfare Ciocarlia has won the prestigious BBC-3 Planet Award in the European category. Their rendition of "Born To Be Wild" was featured in the 2006 hit movie "Borat" and they have twice developed brilliant musical theatre in “The Gypsy Queens & Kings” and “Balkan Brass Battle.” Fanfare Ciocarlia have released eight albums, several of which have topped the European World Music charts, and played over 1,200 concerts in sixteen years. Most recently they were invited to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo (watch video here). PRI/NPR adds, “their catchall repertoire and their frenetic musical delivery has won the band fans the world over” and, truthfully, nobody does it better, harder, faster, funkier than Fanfare Ciocarlia!

"A heavy, heavy monster sound" - The Times of London

“Their impossibly fast and frenetic style is infectious”- The New Yorker


Fanfara Ciocârlia electrizează spaţiul nord-american

14 Iulie 2013: Statuia Libertăţii întâmpină muzica gipsy


ICR New York trăieşte bucuria succesului imens de care se bucură turneul nord-american al Fanfarei Ciocârlia, care are loc anul acesta între 4 şi 26 iulie. Susţinerea de către ICR New York a turneului Fanfarei Ciocârlia este gândită ca parte a unui program pe termen lung, ce vizează să crească de la an la an nu numai harta audienţei, numărul de spectacole şi de concerte, ci şi calitatea evenimentelor culturale.


Acest turneu excepţional a debutat în Canada, chiar de Ziua Independenţei SUA, pe 4 iulie. Aşa cum s-au înălţat pe cer artificiile, în buchete de lumini reflectate în faţada zgârie-norilor din Manhattan, tot aşa au strălucit alămurile Fanfarei Ciocârlia în concertul ce a deschis turneul la Jazz Festival din Montreal. Fanfara Ciocârlia va concerta la New York - locul geometric al multiculturalismului şi non-discriminărilor -, în data de 14 iulie 2013, în Central Park SummerStage, în intervalul 5-7pm.


Fanfara Ciocârlia este alcătuită din 12 membri rromi din satul Zece Prăjini, judeţul Iaşi. Recunoscută drept cea mai rapidă fanfară din lume, trupa a fost descoperită pe 6 octombrie 1996 de inginerul de sunet Henry Ernst din Berlin, care a şi promovat-o. De atunci, formaţia a devenit celebră, piesele sale fiind preluate si prelucrate de numeroşi DJ-i, trupe şi orchestre din întreaga lume.


Fanfara Ciocârlia este una dintre cele mai apreciate formaţii de muzică lăutărească, ocupând prima poziţie în topurile europene de World Music. Fanfara a mai concertat în SUA şi Canada, în cadrul turneului „Gypsy Caravan Tour", în anii 2001 şi 2003. Acest nou turneu este produs de „New York Gypsy Festival”, cu sprijinul ICR New York. Câştigătoare a prestigiosului premiu muzical al Radio BBC, la categoria muzică europeană, Fanfara Ciocârlia s-a făcut cunoscută şi iubită în intreaga lume şi prin interpretări inedite ale unor piese celebre: varianta lor pentru piesa „Born To Be Wild" a fost inclusă, în 2006, în filmul „Borat", cântecul fiind folosit şi în ultima campanie publicitară pentru televiziune produsă de IKEA pentru Marea Britanie.



July 4 @ Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal
July 5 @ The Opera House, Toronto
July 6 @ SunFest, London, Ontario
July 7 @ SunFest, London, Ontario
July 10 @ Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
July 11 @ Martyr's, Chicago, IL
July 12 @ SummerDance, Chicago, IL
July 13@ Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
July 14 @ Central Park SummerStage, NYC
July 14 @ Drom, New York, NYC
July 16 @ The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
July 17 @ The Dirty Bourbon, Albuquerque, NM
July 18 @ Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
July 19 @ Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA
July 20 @ Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
July 21@ Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco, CA
July 23 @ Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
July 24 @ The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
July 25 @ Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, Alberta
July 26@ Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, Alberta

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