3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60613

This sensational band from the Gypsy ghetto of Bucharest combines a staple Romanian diet of violins and accordions with a horn section consisting of army brass band veterans, powered by a funky rhythm section. Formed by two people closely related to the Taraf de Haidouks (violonist/arranger Aurel Ionita and Taraf musical director Stephane Karo), their music evokes so many traditions familiar to American immigrants - a reference to New Orleans music is as palpable as the Eastern European traditions obvious to the group. Latin American immigrants can also relate to the rhythmic, festive feel.

Added by Upcoming Robot on August 30, 2010