Fanfare Ciocărlia

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Romanian/Balkan Gypsy Brass Band
Members since 2019:

Constantin "Șulo" Călin, Costel "Gisniac" Ursu, Costică "Cimai" Trifan, Daniel Ivancea, Ioan Ivancea, Laurențiu Mihai Ivancea, Vasile Visarica, Paul Benedikt Stehle, Oprică Ivancea, Paul Marian Bulgaru, Rădulescu Lazăr, Sergiu Nastase
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Albums

CD-PIR 1254 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Radio Pașcani album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Radio Pașcani (Album) Piranha CD-PIR 1254 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
CD-PIR 1364, EFA CD 01930 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Baro Biao: World Wide Wedding album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Baro Biao: World Wide Wedding (Album) Piranha, EFA CD-PIR 1364, EFA CD 01930 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
CD-PIR1577 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Iag Bari album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Iag Bari(CD, Album, Enh) Piranha CD-PIR1577 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
CD 211 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Gili Garabdi - Ancient Secrets Of Gypsy Brass album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Gili Garabdi - Ancient Secrets Of Gypsy Brass (Album) Asphalt Tango Records CD 211 Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Sell This Version
VIVO-230 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Queens And Kings album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Queens And Kings (Album) Asphalt Tango Records, Asphalt Tango Records VIVO-230 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CD-ATR 2309 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Live album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Live(CD + DVD-V) Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 2309 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MMM CD 010, CD ATR 2911 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Balkan Brass Battle album art Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra* Versus Fanfare Ciocărlia Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra* Versus Fanfare Ciocărlia - Balkan Brass Battle (Album) Asphalt Tango Records MMM CD 010, CD ATR 2911 Serbia 2011 Sell This Version
none Fanfare Ciocărlia - Devil's Tale album art Adrian Raso And Fanfare Ciocărlia Adrian Raso And Fanfare Ciocărlia - Devil's Tale (Album) Asphalt Tango Records none Canada 2013 Sell This Version
LP-ATR 5216 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Onwards To Mars! album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Onwards To Mars! (Album) Asphalt Tango Records LP-ATR 5216 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
LP-ATR6321 Fanfare Ciocărlia - It Wasn't Hard To Love You album art Fanfare Ciocărlia It Wasn't Hard To Love You (Album) Asphalt Tango Records LP-ATR6321 Germany 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EC030 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Alili album art Fanfare Ciocărlia vs G-Flux Fanfare Ciocărlia vs G-Flux - Alili(7") Electric Cowbell Records EC030 US 2015 Sell This Version
ATRDIG0618 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Cruzando El Campo album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Cruzando El Campo(CD, Single) Asphalt Tango Records ATRDIG0618 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

LP-ATR 2409 Fanfare Ciocărlia - Best Of Gypsy Brass album art Fanfare Ciocărlia Best Of Gypsy Brass(LP, Comp) Asphalt Tango Records LP-ATR 2409 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
LP-ATR 5316 Fanfare Ciocărlia - 20 album art Fanfare Ciocărlia 20(2xLP, Comp, 180) Asphalt Tango Records LP-ATR 5316 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Videos

DVD-ATR 0404 Fanfare Ciocărlia - The Story Of The Band album art Fanfare Ciocărlia The Story Of The Band(DVD-V, Sou) Asphalt Tango Records DVD-ATR 0404 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

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December 16, 2015
Fanfare Ciocarlia, Koko - world music review: magnificent party animals

What's red, gold and black and is the best party animal on the planet? Unquestionably it’s the brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia. If you can’t go and see them in their remote Gypsy village in northeast Romania — which you can — it’s hard to imagine a better location than Camden’s scarlet glitterball music hall, Koko.

The dozen-strong band are red-shirted at the front, with glistening trumpets, saxes and percussion, plus a backline in black of baritones and tubas. The rhythms are punchy, the tunes are catchy and the dancing comes easily. The crazy ebullience, the showmanship and sheer pace of the playing seems spontaneous, but it’s well-honed through years of touring. Led by clarinet and sax player Oprica Ivancea, they’re slick, but with just the right rough edges and everyone gets their solo moment.

There’s minimal division between the band on stage and a wild, youthful audience in the hall. The energy goes round in a figure of eight — out from the band into the audience who are jumping, waving, snogging and back into the band who drive it to further frenzy. After the concert was over and the stage was being cleared, Ciocarlia were down with the audience for an instant after-show party. Magnificent.

Simon Broughton was blown away by the crazy ebullience of this exuberant Romanian brass band

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