Fanfare Ciocarlia / Queens And Kings
Album: Queens And Kings   Collection:World
Artist:Fanfare Ciocarlia   Added:Feb 2008
Label:Asphalt Tango Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-03-09 Pull Date: 2008-05-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 11 May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 23
Airplays: 2 2 6 3 1 3 5 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 20, 2016: Melange
Cuando Tu Volveras
4. Feb 26, 2011: New World Disorder
Duj Duj
2. Aug 18, 2013: New World Disorder
Duj Duj
5. Sep 11, 2010: New World Disorder
Duj Duj
3. Jan 21, 2012: New World Disorder
Duj Duj
6. Sep 04, 2010: New World Disorder
Born To Be Wild

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-03-10
Fanfare Ciocarlia – Queens and Kings
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/5/08
Romanian gypsy brass band with multinational Romani guest vocalists and a significant dose of sheer wildness. Like all Fanfare Ciocarlia CDs, this is gonzo, nuts, delicious, excellent – do NOT pass this by! It might just be the best damn thing your ears ever knew.
FCCs? Nothing in English! Check tracks 3, 5, 6, 14 – but play it all!
1. **big build up, then nicely syncopated midtempo strut. Vocals on chorus are particularly nice.
2. ***uptempo wiggle with flamenco vocals. Schweeet!
3. ****uptempo and a bit goofy sounding – like the soundtrack to an old Merrie Melodies cartoon. Wild!
4. **slow ooom-pah, quite serious and dramatic, female vocals, quite exotic sounding.
5. ****a bit uptempo with some gorgeous flamenco guitar and singing.
6. *****wow! Vocal tabla intro, then insanely cool midtempo crawl, female vocals – this is so great it’s making me cry! Serious!
7. ***hyperspeed with fine female vocals with a cry in them. This woman is a star – read the guest biographies at the end of the booklet. Mad horn solo, too!
8. **very slow and slinky with passionate male vocals – this one will steal your girlfriend if you’re not careful.
9. ***very uptempo and high energy, with yells and general wildness, more terrific female vocals.
10. ***more of the superstar female vocals as track 7, with plenty of drama. Oooh, goosebumps! Hyperspeed chorus between vocal bits.
11. ***downtempo and very slinky, basically a sexy tango, male vocals. gets a twist in the rhythm with the clarinet solo, turns belly-dancey... whew!
12. **hyperspeed with whoops, high male vocals. Coolest clarinet solo ever.
13. **dramatic horn intro, equally dramatic male vocals. Never does get a beat, rather like a dirge. Ends a few seconds shy.
14. ****uptempo ooom-pah with insane vocals. You wouldn’t know it’s a cover until the chorus more than a minute along. Utterly mad!

Track Listing
1. Kan Marau La   8. Ma Maren Ma
2. Que Dolor   9. Mukav Tu
3. Sandala   10. Nakelavishe
4. Pana Cand Nu Te Iubeam   11. Ma Rov
5. Cuando Tu Volveras   12. Mig Mig
6. Duj Duj   13. Farewell March
7. Ibrahim   14. Born To Be Wild