Taraf de Haïdouks

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
Constantin Sandu aka Dinu lu Rădița - vocals/cymbalum
Sandu Marin aka Țagoi - vocals/accordion
Paul Giuclea aka Păşălan - vocals/violin
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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Taraf de Haïdouks Discography

Albums

Taraf de Haïdouks Musique Des Tziganes De Roumanie (Album) CramWorld Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
CRAW 13 Taraf de Haïdouks Honourable Brigands, Magic Horses And Evil Eye (Musique Des Tsiganes De Roumanie - Volume 2)(CD, Album) Cramworld CRAW 13 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks Åge Aleksandersen Med Band* Og Taraf De Haïdouks - Fredløs | Dylan På Norsk (Album) Kirkelig Kulturverksted Norway 1997 Sell This Version
CRAW 21 Taraf de Haïdouks Dumbala Dumba(CD, Album) CramWorld CRAW 21 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Taraf de Haïdouks Band Of Gypsies (Album) Nonesuch, Crammed Discs US 2001 Sell This Version
CD 004 Outlaws Of Yore* Outlaws Of Yore II / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois II(CD, Album) Muzeul Țăranului Român CD 004 Romania 2001 Sell This Version
CD 003 Outlaws of Yore* Outlaws Of Yore I / Les "Haïdouks" D'Autrefois I(CD, Album) Muzeul Țăranului Român CD 003 Romania 2001 Sell This Version
Taraf de Haïdouks The Continuing Adventures Of Taraf De Haïdouks (Album) Crammed Discs Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Craw 40 Taraf de Haïdouks Maškaradă(CD, Album) Crammed Discs Craw 40 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar* - Band Of Gypsies 2 (Album, Comp) Crammed Discs Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Taraf de Haidouks* Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts (Album) Crammed Discs Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRAW 20 Taraf de Haïdouks Such Was My Life(CD, Single) Cramworld CRAW 20 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
FXS 44 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(CD, EP, Promo) Crammed Discs Craw B-24 France 2001 Sell This Version

Compilations

79554-2 Taraf de Haïdouks Taraf De Haïdouks(CD, Comp) Nonesuch, Crammed Discs 79554-2 US 1999 Sell This Version