Thu, Jul 11 - 8pm - $15


Fanfare Ciocarlia

 Fanfare Ciocarlia are one of the world's greatest live bands, their energy and ingenuity having won them fans from Melbourne to Memphis, Tokyo to Toulouse. Having learnt their craft at the feet of their fathers and grandfathers Fanfare's members proudly approach every concert as a challenge to both entertain audiences and keep the true spirit of Gypsy music alive.When Fanfare Ciocarlia - the brass orchestra from the "hidden" village of Zece Prajini in north-eastern Romania - take the stage the crowd receive 100% Gypsy music. Zece Prajini's isolation - situated in a misty valley, the valley's dirt roads are occupied by flocks of geese and horse and carts; here live eighty Gypsy farming families who live a traditional rural lifestyle dictated by nature's seasons - meant that under communism the village remained hidden from the outside world. Somehow the ancient Ottoman tradition of brass bands accompanying armies, weddings and funerals continued to exist here when it had long died out in the rest of Romania. And when Henry Ernst, a young German music fan, wandered into the village in 1996 he found a living tradition that he knew the world would embrace.

DJ RomaSoul

 Balkan Beats with a lot of Chicago influence... Romasoul is originally from Sarajevo, but has been residing in Chicago since 1995. A mixture of global sounds, bass and house music all laced with balkan gypsy flavor are served up in a dancefloor ready style. RomaSoul curates and is the resident of the Balkan Invasion every 3rd Friday at the Subterranean in Chicago, she is also the producer of the Underground! Balkan Fest.

Price: $15