Fanfare Ciocarlia - Baro Biao: World Wide Wedding

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Under ,
Baro Biao - World Wide Wedding is the second album released by Romanian twelve-piece Roma brass band Fanfare Ciocărlia. The album was recorded 1999 at Studio Electrocord in Bucarest, Romania, and mixed at Powerplay in Berlin, Germany. Producers are Henry Ernst and Helmut Neumann. The album was released 1999 by Piranha Musik.
Fanfare Ciocârlia is a popular twelve-piece Roma brass band from the northeastern Romanian village of Zece Prăjini. The band began as a loose assemblage of part-time musicians playing at local weddings and baptisms. In October 1996, the German sound engineer and record producer Henry Ernst visited Zece Prajini and convinced a number of the musicians there to assemble a touring band. These musicians decided to name the band Fanfare Ciocârlia: Fanfare being a French word that has passed into Romanian and is used to designate a brass band; Ciocârlia being the Romanian word for the skylark.[1] Since their discovery by Ernst, who serves as their manager, they have played more than thousand concerts in more than 50 countries across the globe.

With historical roots in Austrian and Turkish military bands, Fanfare Ciocârlia's instrumental lineup includes trumpets, tenor and baritone horns, tubas, clarinets, saxophones, bass drum and percussion. Their song lyrics are usually either in Romani or Romanian. Their musical style stems primarily from the traditions of Roma and Romanian folk dance music, but they also borrow freely from Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian musical styles, and they incorporate a number of tunes gleaned from international radio, Hollywood and Bollywood in their broad repertoire as well. They are best known for a very fast, high-energy sound, with complex rhythms and high-speed, staccato clarinet, saxophone and trumpet solos, sometimes performed at more than 200 beats per minute.[2] They are also known for using no sheet music in their performances, sometimes randomly blasting their horns and clarinets in the middle of a song, and for playing old, battered instruments onstage.

The band won the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award for Europe in 2006. Their latest release is entitled Queens and Kings.

The band plays a cover version of "Born to Be Wild" in the film Borat.

(01). Asfalt Tango
(02). Manuela Oh Manuela
(03). Sîrba de la laşi
(04). Hora de la monastirea
(05). Mariana
(06). Manea cu voca
(07). Mr. Lobaloba
(08). Tiganeasca
(09). Doina şi cîntec
(10). Hora lui Pusac
(11). Hai Romale!
(12). Piece de Tariţa
(13). Lume, lume şi Hora
(14). Balaşeanca de 8 ore
(15). Sîrba fluierate
(16). Manea ţiganilor
(17). Casablanca
(18). Baro Biao (Paşcani Wedding)

Recorded at Studio Electrocord, Bukarest, Romania in 1999.

Down Beat (12/00, p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The terrifically entertaining music benefits from the tension generated between the traditional folk and brass-band jazz leanings of the older players and the younger guys' interest ion modern film music and pop."

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