SummerStage to Present FANFARE CIOCARLIA and RED BARAAT Today


Today, July 14, 2013, SummerStage presents Forewords - The Ascent of Gypsy Culture in America, A Conversation with COSTEL OPRICA IVANCEA of Fanfare Ciocarlia, HENRY ERNST of Asphalt TanGo Productions and JAKAB ORSOS, the Director of PEN World Voices. $15 at Central Park, Manhattan. Showtime: 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

SummerStage presents Forewords, a panel discussion series co-curated with The Strand Bookstore. Forewords is a great way to help support SummerStage's free programming and to get an inside look into the minds of the artists you love. Tickets to Forewords are available on a first come, first served basis at the Central Park Rumsey Playfield location on the day of the show at our guest and press check-in table. Please arrive to buy tickets approximately one half hour prior to the scheduled start time; advance ticket purchases not necessary or available. All panel discussions will take place in the pergola area. Ticket price covers admittance to the panel and a reserved seat in the bleacher area for the artist pertinent performance to follow. Tickets to this Forewords will include bleacher seats to the Fanfare Ciocarlia show following.

Also on Sunday, July 14, 2013, SummerStage presents FANFARE CIOCARLIA and RED BARAAT and DJ sets by DJ JORO-BORO in a FREE SHOW at Central Park, Manhattan. Recommended Arrival Time: 2:00pm. Showtime: 3:00 PM - 7:00PM.

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.

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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.