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June 2024 #32 - Top 40 for Gypsy Influence Fanfara Transilvania-Pelin Beau&Pelin Mananc -New Track (track)
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ABOUT
Fanfara Transilvania is a fantastic and highly appreciated Balkan Gypsy Brass band from Romania. Transilvania is a historical region known for "Dracula". Somewhere in the foothills of Dealul Cetatii (Stronghold Hill), located in the Carpathian Mountains, there is a town called Cugir. Next to an old arms factory, close to the Dacian Fortress of Sigidava, is the point on the map where the Gypsy brass band Fanfara Transilvania sprung into life sometime in 2008.

The group is made up of 10 musicians, members include brothers and cousins, godparents and godfathers who transmit their passion for tradition and community values from father to son, preserving their rich musical heritage. These traditions have been kept alive for centuries, and Fanfara Transilvania plays something peculiar for this old province: brass music combining the traditions of ancient Gypsy music, executed at breathtaking speed (up to 200 beats per minute), with those of the Balkans, producing wonderful rhythmical tunes. These ten people who make up Fanfara Transilvania are well accustomed to various musical styles and, although most of them are barely able to read music, they can play any tune after hearing it only once. They articulate the multifaceted rhythms and harmonies of Romanian traditional dances with an impressive delivery that borders on perfection.

Fanfara Transilvania honors the tradition of their music that gets you off your seat. The band can be described as total entertainment through their instruments; the musicians enliven their public—their sound sets forth a unique energy flowing throughout the entire body!

Active in the Balkan Music scene, Fanfara Transilvania performs at a variety of events, be it weddings, funerals, parties, festivals, concerts, carnivals, or community events. Music is their way of life, and there is a lot of traveling involved as the band provides its services in both Romania and abroad. Over the last 5 years, they have given more than 300 concerts, with shows already played in Greece, Spain, France, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania.

Fanfara Transilvania is ready to present their unique take on the Balkan Gypsy Brass sound over Europe and the rest of the world. Be prepared for some real Balkan Brass entertainment with pure Romanian traditional Gypsy performance. Therefore, they are professional musicians but still manage to maintain their ethnicity unchanged "baseline" and their music.

Their repertoire includes "Folklore Romanian" across the country and interpretations of Gypsy music 100%, Balkan, folk, jazz, ethno, and world music, to create a unique fusion of styles from the region and the world. They use elements borrowed from club reggae, jazz, and what sounds like Balkan funk to get people up and dancing. Fanfara Transilvania (also known as Galan Brass Band) is made up of fine musicians, filling the soul of their public with happiness. Having a long musical tradition—Saxon-based both in Transilvania and Moldova.

They've become a hot attraction on the European festival and world music circuit.

Fanfara Transilvania Contact & Booking/Galan Nicolae

Email: fanfaratransilvania@yahoo.ro

galan.nicolae@yahoo.com

Telephone: +40754668964
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