- £22-27 +BF
Como No & Kazum, in association with Europalia Arts Festival present
Fanfare Ciocǎrlia & Taraf de Impex – Balkan Gypsy Double Bill
Plus support from DJ Sacha Dieu
14+ (under 16s with an adult)
The world’s fastest, hardest Balkan brass band, Fanfare Ciocǎrlia, plays in a Balkan Gypsy double bill with the world premiere of sizzling electro-Gypsy project Taraf de Impex, featuring founding members of legends Taraf de Haidouks.
Fanfare Ciocǎrlia‘s energy is infectious, their horns are blistering and their performance will blow you out of this world. Hailing from a small village, Zece Prăjini, in the east of Romania near Moldova, Fanfare have toured the world extensively for over twenty years: they have taken their Gypsy groove to festivals and dance clubs across the planet, raw and remixed.
After over three decades of touring the world, the jaw-droppingly fast Taraf de Haidouks are back in a brand new culture-clash outfit, Taraf de Impex, with leading figures from Romania’s underground music scene.
This is the World Premiere performance of Taraf de Impex specially commissioned by Brussels-based EUROPALIA ARTS FESTIVAL ROMANIA
A humongous Romanian Gypsy double bill, the likes of which you will have never experienced before, that will keep you dancing for the rest of the year!
“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…” Evening Standard
“One of the finest live acts on Earth.” All About Jazz
“A feast of Balkan blues and high-octane gypsy brass funk.” Rhythm Passport