Onwards To Mars! is the twentieth anniversary release from the big Balkan brass band that is Fanfare Ciocărlia. One of the finest live acts on Earth, the band's energy, musicality and sheer unfettered sense of fun readily translate to record, making this album one of the most uplifting and cheerful collections one could wish to hear.
Bucovina Club is a 2003 release, distributed in the US for the first time. Stefan Hantel, aka Shantel from Frankfurt/Main has firmly established himself as an all-around electronica producer with his previous albums Higher Than The Funk (K7!) and Great Delay. With Bucovina Club, Shantel presents sounds from Eastern Europe – the brass bands of Macedonia and the gypsy swing of the Wallachei? to the Frankfurt dancefloor. The tracklist features artists such as Goran Bregovic, Taraf De Haidouks, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Kocani Orkestar, and Boban Markovic Orkestar, established names in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, some of whom have actually played the now-defunct Bucovina Club.
One Man and His Cow (original title: La Vache - The Cow) is a 2016 French comedy film directed by Mohamed Hamidi.
The Lebanese, Paris based trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is a versatile musician who creates with charm and musical power wonderful solo albums like ‘Ullusions‘, ‘Wind‘ (music for the silent film ‘La Proie du Vent‘ 1926 by René Clair) and his three CD box ‘Dia‘. The use of electronics, solid jazz and trumpet section with four trumpets on ‘Illusions‘ makes him a pioneer who put the trumpet in a broader perspective.
After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.