Fanfare Ciocarlia

Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 6:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens


Fanfare Ciocarlia, the world’s hottest Gypsy brass band, vamps on traditional Romanian dance tunes with “raucous good humor” (NY Times). A wedding combo from an isolated Romanian town turned world-touring phenomenon, the 12-piece ensemble barrels headlong through local traditions spiked with contemporary influences. With searing brass, throbbing percussion, and incantatory group vocals in Romani, Fanfare Ciocarlia cannot be contained in a concert hall. For fans of Gogol Bordello — or anyone who might enjoy dancing under the moonlight at Duke Gardens — this is a sure shot rarely seen on U.S. stages.

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Outdoor shows take place rain or shine on the lawn behind the Gardens’ Visitor Center. Lawn chairs, picnics & blankets encouraged; dogs are not allowed. Food & beverages, including beer & wine, will be available for purchase. The lawn will open 30 minutes prior to the start of show.

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