Taraf de Haïdouks

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Romanian Gypsy taraf (ensemble) from Clejani. Ever since the release of their first album and their appearance in Tony Gatlif's influential Latcho Drom film, Taraf de Haïdouks have been considered as the epitome of Gypsy musics fabulous vitality. Apart from relentlessly touring around the globe, the group has engaged in a series of interesting collaborations: recordings and concert performances with Kronos Quartet, participation as models-cum-musicians in fashion designer Yohji Yamamotos Paris and Tokyo shows, onscreen appearance alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci in Sally Potter's The Man Who Cried (for the soundtrack of which they recorded five pieces) etc. Meanwhile, the band members seem to have been relatively unaffected by all humdrum, they've retained their sense of humour and their way of life (they still reside in their modest village of Clejani, in the Valachian countryside)

Past and present line-up:
Ion Manole aka Şaică - vocals/violin (RIP)
Nicolae Neacşu aka Culai - vocals/violin (RIP)
Dumitru Baicu aka Mitică Cacurică - vocals/cymbalum (RIP)
Ilie Iorga - vocals (RIP)
Marin P. Manole aka Marin a lu Petre - vocals/accordion
Marin Manole aka Marius (16) - accordion
Ion Fălcaru aka Fluierici - winds, double bass (RIP)
Constantin Sandu aka Dinu lu Rădița - vocals/cymbalum
Sandu Marin aka Țagoi - vocals/accordion
Paul Giuclea - vocals/violin (RIP)
Constantin Lautaru aka Costică - violin/vocals
Anghel Gheorghe aka Caliu - violin
Ioniță Manole - accordion
Viorel Vlad - double bass
Ion Tanase aka Ionică - cymbalum
Florea Pîrvan aka Hogea - vocals/accordion
Marinel Sandu - cymbalum
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Albums

CRAW 2 CD, CRA 2861-2 Taraf de Haïdouks - Musique Des Tziganes De Roumanie album art Taraf de Haïdouks Musique Des Tziganes De Roumanie (Album) CramWorld CRAW 2 CD, CRA 2861-2 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
none Taraf de Haïdouks - Taraf de Haïdouks (Roumanie) Lautari Din Clejani album art Taraf de Haïdouks (Roumanie) Lautari Din Clejani* Taraf de Haïdouks (Roumanie) Lautari Din Clejani* - Taraf de Haïdouks (Roumanie) Lautari Din Clejani(Cass, Album) Not On Label none Romania 1992 Sell This Version
CRAW 13 Taraf de Haïdouks - Honourable Brigands, Magic Horses And Evil Eye album art Taraf de Haïdouks Honourable Brigands, Magic Horses And Evil Eye (Album) Cramworld CRAW 13 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
FXCD 183 Taraf de Haïdouks - Fredløs | Dylan På Norsk album art Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks - Fredløs | Dylan På Norsk (Album) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 183 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
CRAW 21 Taraf de Haïdouks - Dumbala Dumba album art Taraf de Haïdouks Dumbala Dumba (Album) CramWorld CRAW 21 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
CD 004 Taraf de Haïdouks - Outlaws Of Yore II / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois II album art Outlaws Of Yore* Outlaws Of Yore II / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois II (Album) Muzeul Țăranului Român CD 004 Romania 2001 Sell This Version
79641-2 Taraf de Haïdouks - Band Of Gypsies album art Taraf de Haïdouks Band Of Gypsies (Album) Nonesuch, Crammed Discs 79641-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CD 003 Taraf de Haïdouks - Outlaws Of Yore I / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois I album art Outlaws of Yore* Outlaws Of Yore I / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois I(CD, Album) Muzeul Țăranului Român CD 003 Romania 2001 Sell This Version
DVDTDH2 Taraf de Haïdouks - The Continuing Adventures Of Taraf De Haïdouks album art Taraf de Haïdouks The Continuing Adventures Of Taraf De Haïdouks (Album) Crammed Discs DVDTDH2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Craw 40 Taraf de Haïdouks - Maškaradă album art Taraf de Haïdouks Maškaradă (Album) Crammed Discs Craw 40 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
CRAW 74 Taraf de Haïdouks - Band Of Gypsies 2 album art Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* - Band Of Gypsies 2 (Album, Comp) Crammed Discs CRAW 74 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Cram 237P Taraf de Haïdouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts album art Taraf de Haidouks* Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts (Album) Crammed Discs Cram 237P Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRAW 20 Taraf de Haïdouks - Such Was My Life album art Taraf de Haïdouks Such Was My Life(CD, Single) Cramworld CRAW 20 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
FXS 44 Taraf de Haïdouks - Fredløs / Dylan På Norsk album art Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks - Fredløs / Dylan På Norsk(CD, Single, Promo) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXS 44 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
Craw B-24 Taraf de Haïdouks - Band Of Gypsies - Quatre Inédits Du Taraf de Haïdouks album art Taraf de Haïdouks Band Of Gypsies - Quatre Inédits Du Taraf de Haïdouks(CD, EP, Promo) Crammed Discs Craw B-24 France 2001 Sell This Version

Compilations

PRCD 8813P Taraf de Haïdouks - Taraf De Haïdouks album art Taraf de Haïdouks Taraf De Haïdouks (Comp, Album) Nonesuch, Crammed Discs PRCD 8813P US 1999 Sell This Version

Videos

VPBU-11030 Taraf de Haïdouks Le Taraf De Haïdouks(DVD-V, NTSC) Vap VPBU-11030 Japan 2000 Sell This Version