Formed in 1996 when a German producer visiting a small Romanian town convinced several talented locals to band together, Fanfare Ciocarlia (meaning "skylark brass band") has since become the world's best-known Balkan/Romani band of its horn-driven ilk. The twelve-piece plays fast, exciting music that punctuates Turkish, Serbian, and Macedonian numbers with Bollywood and Western covers. Sunny Jain, whose double-headed dhol drum gives it its heartbeat, leads thunderous local drums-and-brass ensemble Red Baraat
Sun., July 14, 3 p.m., 2013
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