World's fastest Brass Band comes back to Prague

Fanfare Ciocarlia, palac akropolis Respect Plus: Fanfare Ciocarlia / Romania in Prague
Meanwhile Czech brass bands are the embodiment of music dullness, at the East of Europe it is blessed with completely different colors, rhythms and temperament. Balkan brass play in incredible tempo, their music is intoxicated with fire wine, home-made rakia, Roma feeling, and other that just wait to be discovered.

They are best known for a very fast, high-energy sound, with complex rhythms and high-speed, staccato clarinet, saxophone and trumpet solos, sometimes performed at more than 200 beats per minute.

With historical roots in Austrian and Turkish military bands, Fanfare Ciocarlia’s instrumental lineup includes trumpets, tenor and baritone horns, tubas, clarinets, saxophones, bass drum and percussion. Their song lyrics are usually either in Romani or Romanian.

The band won the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award for Europe in 2006. Their latest release is entitled Queens and Kings.

The band plays a cover version of “Born to Be Wild” in the film Borat.

If you want to hear some brass or Roma music in Prague, this is a concert for you! Fanfare Ciocarlia / Romania 14th January 2008, 19:00. Tickets: pre-sale 400 CZK Palac Akropolis, Kubelikova 27, Prague 3