Closing Night Party!
Hailing from the Romanian village of Zece Prajini, Fanfare Ciocărlia is a twelve-piece group made up of trumpets, tuba, clarinets, saxophones and percussion. Noting their range of influences, from Duke Ellington to Balkan wedding music, The Guardian raves, “They were faster and more frantic than any other brass ensemble I can think of, but never lost control, and constantly and ingeniously varied the repertoire.”
A party band whose live energy is hard to match, Red Baraat closed out SMF 2014 with an explosive dance set blending classic funk and bhangra. With a distinctly North American sound, Red Baraat has an attitude that brings to mind New Orleans’ finest brass bands and an urban aesthetic that is club-ready and far from folkloric. This will be a great way to close out SMF 2016!
Please note: Red Baraat has been scheduled in place of the Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra, whose spring 2016 U.S. tour was canceled.