New York Gypsy Festival All Access Pass

Hazmat Modine & Sway Machinery

Saturday, September 8
Festival Opening Night Gypsy Blues & Rock featuring
HAZMAT MODINE & SWAY MACHINERY
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:45pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Romani Dance Party with ZLATNE USTE, RAYA BRASS BAND, VEVERITSE BRASS BAND, & More!!

Sunday, September 9
Romani Dance Party & Brass Battle featuring
ZLATNE USTE, RAYA BRASS BAND, VEVERITSE BRASS BAND, SAZET BAND, ROMSKI BOJI & CHOCHEK NATION
For the benefit of the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival
Doors at 4pm, Show at 5pm
$10 adv, $15 at door

Film Screening "A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED" by AARON YEGER & Romani Music Workshop-Lecture w/ PETRA GILBERT

Tuesday, September 18
Film Screening of the Critically Acclaimed
"A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED" by AARON YEGER
and Romani Music Workshop & Lecture with
PETRA GILBERT, Professor at Initiative for Romani Music at NYU
Doors at 4pm for Workshop, Film Screening at 6pm
$10 for workshop, Free admission with RSVP for film

NY GYPSY ALL-STARS & MARCO CALLIARI

Thursday, September 20
Gypsy Funk & Jazz and Italian Folk featuring
NY GYPSY ALL-STARS & MARCO CALLIARI
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Fanfare Ciocărlia Official Afterparty

Forget “Balkan Beats”, forget the hype, here comes the real deal:

Fanfare Ciocarlia are one of the world’s greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse. Having learnt their craft at the feet of their fathers and grandfathers Fanfare’s members proudly approach every concert as a challenge to both entertain audiences and keep the true spirit of Gypsy music alive.

When Fanfare Ciocarlia - the brass orchestra from the “hidden” village of Zece Prajini in north-eastern Romania - take the stage the crowd receive 100% Gypsy music. Zece Prajini’s isolation – situated in a misty valley, the valley’s dirt roads are occupied by flocks of geese and horse and carts; here live eighty Gypsy farming families who live a traditional rural lifestyle dictated by nature’s seasons – meant that under communism the village remained hidden from the outside world. Somehow the ancient Ottoman tradition of brass bands accompanying armies, weddings and funerals continued to exist here when it had long died out in the rest of Romania. And when Henry Ernst, a young German music fan, wandered into the village in 1996 he found a living tradition that he knew the world would embrace.

And so they did: Fanfare Ciocarlia - whose name translates as "lark's song" - conquered Europe in 1997, their furious live blast appealing to punks and headbangers, jazz and funk fans, world music aficionados and those who simply love music that sounds absolutely unique. Even the classical world embraced Fanfare Ciocarlia and they have since performed at many prestigious philharmonic halls. The Romanian’s breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet and sour horns is quite different from any other brass band on earth. Everyone who heard Fanfare Ciocarlia agreed on one thing – no brass band had ever played as fast as this before. Make that two things: no brass band had ever sounded like this before! Fanfare Ciocarlia went on to conquer the USA, Japan and Australia. The Gypsies may only have spoken their local Romany dialect but their music spoke an international language and audiences responded to their fierce Balkan funk by turning concerts into parties. What Fanfare Ciocarlia played was something new. The Times of London described it as “a heavy, heavy monster sound” and Fanfare’s recordings have taken their eerie Balkan groove into dance clubs across the planet.
Along the way Fanfare Ciocarlia have been celebrated by critics and championed in all kinds of media: they star in several films (Ralf Marschalleck’s Iag Bari follows the band on tour across Europe while Fatih Akin’s Head On has them ripping up Hamburg’s clubs), own the cover of Princes Amongst Men (Garth Cartwright’s acclaimed book on Romany musical culture), were commissioned by Sacha Baron Cohen to cut biker anthem Born To Be Wild for the Borat soundtrack and have been sampled and covered, championed and emulated, by countless DJs, bands and Gypsy orchestras. Their radical reinterpretations of popular Western standards – including the James Bond Theme and Duke Ellington’s Caravan – show how the Romanian orchestra effortlessly “Gypsify” any music they get their horns on.

Besides making great music Fanfare Ciocarlia have twice developed brilliant musical theatre – Gypsy Queens & Kings (which brought together many of Europe’s greatest Romany musicians) and Balkan Brass Battle (which saw the Romanians face a Serbian orchestra) both toured the world to great acclaim. Fanfare Ciocarlia have released eight albums, several of which have topped the European World Music charts. Their DVD Brass On Fire was acclaimed by Songlines magazine as “setting a new standard for music documentaries”. They have played over 1200 concerts and like to consider themselves “the hardest working band in the blow biz”. Put simply: nobody does it better, harder, faster, funkier than Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Latest album:

2011 CD & Vinyl: BALKAN BRASS BATTLE (Asphalt Tango Records)
direct link: http://www.asphalt-tango.de/records/markovic_ciocarlia/artist.html
album awarded with: Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (D), position 1 at WMCE (EU), Songlines (UK) “album of the year 2011” award.

SEPIATONIC & DJ IPEK'S EKLEKTIK BERLINISTAN

Thursday, September 27
Gypsy Cabaret & Eclectic Balkan Beats featuring
SEPIATONIC & DJ IPEK'S EKLEKTIK BERLINISTAN
Doors at 10pm, Show at 10:30pm
$10
With support provided by the Goethe Institute

Contemporary Andalucían Dance & Music featuring ELENA ANDÚJAR

Friday, September 28
Contemporary Andalucían Dance & Music featuring
ELENA ANDÚJAR
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Flamenco Jazz featuring ARIADNA CASTELLANOS

Sunday, September 30
Flamenco Jazz featuring
ARIADNA CASTELLANOS
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
With support provided by Instituto Cervantes

$45.00

Tickets

* THE 8th ANNUAL NY GYPSY FESTIVAL PASS * The Festival Pass is good for ALL shows at Drom, total of 8 shows:
Tuesday, September 18 - Film Screening and Romani Music Workshop & Lecture

Thursday, September 20 - NY Gypsy All-Stars & Marco Calliari

Saturday, September 22 - Fanfare Ciocarlia Official Afterparty w/ Roma Carnivale

Thursday, September 27 - Sepiatonic & DJ Ipek's Eklektik BerlinIstan

Friday, September 28 - Elena Andújar

Sunday, September 30 - Ariadna Castellanos
[Please note the passes are NOT valid at the Headlining concert with Fanfare Ciocărlia, which takes place at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE University.] PASS HOLDER: PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO EACH EVENT

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