Taraf de Haïdouks are a Romanian gypsy combo consisting of 13 Roma musicians. These are from the 3000-strong community Clejani in the middle of the historical region of Wallachia in Romania’s south-east, about 40 km south of Bucharest, near the Bulgarian border.
The name of the combo goes back to Taraf (= band) and Hajdú (Heiducken a people fighting for freedom ) , just so: Hajdú-orchestra.
The music is a combination of diferent influences of Balkan and Gypsy Music from Romania , former Yougoslavia Bulgaria mixed with components of oriental music from Turkey and Greece:
In 2002 the world famous violonist and head of the band Nicolae Neacsu, born 1924 died .
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