Band Of Gypsies 2
Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar
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||I Am A Gigolo||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||4:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pe Drumul Odesei||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||5:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mandrulita Mea||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||6:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Talk To Me, Duso||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||6:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Turceasca A Lu Kalo||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jarretelle||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Où Cours-Tu, Nostalgie? Après Toi Mon Amour||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||4:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dikhél Khelél||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||5:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Couteaux Tirés, Atika||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||7:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sara||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||8:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||100 Millions||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||3:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gypsy Sahara||Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar||6:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Having appeared at Johnny Depp's Viper Room for the rumored sum of 100,000 dollars as well as in his film The Man Who Cried and as runway models for Yohji Yamamoto, Taraf de Haïdouks would seem to be running the risk of corruption, but their music remains firmly planted in the Romanian gypsy band tradition. On this disc they were recorded live in Bucharest, where they were once shunned because of the belief that their nomadic tendencies kept them from being truly Romanian. Joining the band, which is now up to 13 members, are musicians from Bulgaria and Turkey as well as the Macedonian Kocani Orkestar Gypsy Band. The music is as potent as ever, with majestic, organic arrangements and playing so powerful it's not hard to understand why these men have devoted their lives to this time-honored music.
Band Of Gypsies 2
Taraf de Haïdouks and Koçani Orkestar are undoubtedly two of the most famous and emblematic Balkan Gypsy bands. Started in 1991 in the small Romanian village of Clejani, the "band of honourable brigands" (that's the literal translation of "Taraf de Haïdouks") is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by launching an ambitious project: a kind of Balkan big band, in which the 13 Taraf musicians and singers are joined by the 13 members of Macedonia's Koçani Orkestar, one of the top brass bands around.
All the pieces of this entirely new repertoire are written, arranged and performed by this impressive, 26-piece orchestra, which explores all the contrasts between the two bands' rich, respective textures. The swirling and fiery violins, cimbalums and accordions of Taraf de Haïdouks are engaging in exciting combinations and interplay with the mighty, funky brass and percussion of Koçani Orkestar.
Years Active: '90s, '00s