brass bands

brass bands

VILJANDI FOLK 2013 - Fanfare Shukar 02

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Fanfare Shukar (Romania) Pantiru Costica - klarnet Pantiru Liviu - tuuba Cantea Nicusor - trompet Radu Sorin - trompet Chiriac Narcis - trompet Gavril Vasile - bariton Gavril Dumitru Nicolaie - bass Diaconescu Florin - bass ENG Traditional 10-member gypsy brass band. Genuine music straight from a Romanian village party. Brass bands which are very popular all over Romania and the Balkan countries have become an inseparable part of the traditional culture and their roots can be traced back to the 19th century Turkish and Austrian military orchestras. Far away from the modern world, situated on barren land and perpetually threatened by drought and flooding, the village of Zece Prãjini has miraculously survived. The inhabitants of this village are gypsies who live in numerous close-knit families among neighbours who are often their relatives. They all speak Romany (the Gypsy language), including the Romanians who have stayed in the village. Music is the main source of income for many families in the village. There are five brass bands in the village all of which play at weddings, funerals, christenings, village parties and nearby fairs. One of the most famous bands in Romania called Fanfare Ciocărlia is also from the same village. From time to time, the band also performs outside Romania. The transition to capitalism during the recent years has hit the inhabitants of Zece Prãjini hard -- the factories in the closest town have been closed or have reduced the number of employees and many men have lost their jobs. Traditionally, women do not earn money -- their area of responsibility is raising children, cooking food and tending to the vegetable garden and animals. Thus, music helps to keep the people alive. Costicã Panþiru and 9 of his relatives (brothers, sons, sons-in-law, etc) form Fanfara Sukar (the Sukar brass band). Costicã is one of the most famous brass band leaders in Romania. He can play all the instruments in the band which enables him to arrange different kinds of tunes. Usually one cannot tell where the traditional repertoire ends and where his own creation beings because Costicã's "inventions" often incorporate the elements of older local musical styles. Masterful instrument playing and creativity have helped Fanfar Sukar gain fame in Romania and elsewhere. Even though the members of Fanfar travel a lot, they try to maintain a firm connection to their home area. When they are home, they try to embrace their role in the village society, playing for gypsies and Romanians both in their own village and in the nearby towns. EST Puhkpilliorkestrid on tänapäeval täielikult sulandunud pärimuskultuuri kuid nende juured asuvad 19. sajandi Türgi ja Austra sõjaväeorkestrites ja on väga populaarsed üle terve Balkani ja Rumeenia. Asudes väheviljakal maal, pidevalt ohustatuna põuast või üleujutustest, kaugel modernsest maailmast on Zece Prãjini küla ellu jäänud läbi ime. Selle küla elanikud on mustlased, kes elavad paljudes lähedalt lõimitud perekondades oma naabrite keskel, kes samuti on tihti sugulased. Nad kõik räägivad mustlaskeelt, isegi rumeenlased, kes on külla elama jäänud. Pillimäng on küla paljudele peredele peamine sissetuleku allikas. Külas on viis puhkpilliorkestrit, kes kõik mängivad pulmades, matustel, ristimissteremooniatel, küla pidudel ja ümbruskonna laatadel. Samast külast on näiteks pärit ka Rumeenia üks kuulsamaid ansambleid Fanfare Ciocărlia. Aeg ajalt satuvad nad musitseerima ka väljapoole Rumeeniat. Viimaste aastate üleminekuperiood kapitalistlikule majanduskorraldusele tabas Zece Prãjini elanikke valusalt: lähima linna tehased suleti või vähendati tööliste hulka, mehed kaotasid oma töö. Naised ei teeni raha - nende väljakujunenud vastutusala on laste kasvatamine, söögi valmistamine, köögiviljaaia ja koduloomade eest hoolitsemine. Aga muusika aitab rahval elus püsida. Costicã Panþiru ja tema 9 sugulast (venda, poega, väimeest, jne) moodustavad Fanfara Sukar'i (Sukari puhkpilliorkestri)...