SummerStage: Fanfare Ciocarlia, Red Baraat, DJ sets by Joro-Boro


Sunday, July 14, 2013, 7:00 PM

Fanfare Ciocarlia is one of the world’s greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse.  The National Geographic has said “the music of Fanfare Ciocarlia pulls not only from the band’s homeland but also rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia to make a complete Balkan stew.”  The Romanian group’s breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet and sour horns is quite different from any other brass band on earth.   Having released eight albums, several of which have topped the European World Music charts, Fanfare Ciocarlia has performed at concerts around the world, showcasing their unique style and unconventional ways.  Put simply: nobody does it better, harder, faster, funkier than Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra rhythms with elements of Jazz, Go-Go, brass Funk, and Hip-Hop. Although Red Baraat has performed at prestigious venues such as the White House and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, their bread and butter remains the sweaty clubs, festivals, packed performing arts centers, and college auditoriums that have kept the band on the road all over the world. Their new album, Shruggy Ji, debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts and received critical praise from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.

DJ Joro-Boro is a crunk charlatan from the Balkans, who plays and promotes etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass – the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture.  DJ Joro-Boro hosted “MoGlo” (Modern Global) on Radio New York 91.5FM, has toured with Balkan Beat Box, and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Tinariwen. (SummerStage)