I’m sorry to say it, but by the time you read this, Fanfare Ciocarlia [fun-FAR-ah CHOKE-ur-LEE-uh] will have left North America. If you’re in Europe, though, you really should try to catch one of their dates there. It’s a helluva show.

Here’s the story I did for The World about their New York date; it was part of the annual New York Gypsy Festival.

Here’s a longer version of the song that ends the piece–it starts right after I ran out into the lobby to get closer to the band as they marched out of the theater. Awesome.

[audio https://brucedwallace.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/lobby.mp3]

Fanfare Ciocarlia. Photo Credit: Arne Reinhardt