Taraf de Caliu: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023
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 Published On Jan 30, 2023

For the third year, Tiny Desk concerts team up with globalFEST for a thrilling online music festival — Tiny Desk meets globalFEST.

Bob Boilen | January 30, 2023
Hosted by Angélique Kidjo, the series echoes globalFEST’s live flagship event in spirit but is centered in the framework of the Tiny Desk concert series. This collaboration presents exclusive video performances from nine artists filmed in their respective homelands, on the road and in exile all over the world. There will be three nights of concerts, each featuring three bands, on consecutive nights beginning Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The globalFEST team wrote the following biographical information about each performer.

Taraf de Caliu, Romania
After more than three decades of relentlessly touring all over the world, the founding members of Taraf de Haidouks reunited for a new project: Taraf de Caliu. The musicians from Clejani, Romania are the last generation of “lautari” that carry on this authentic traditional music from southern Romania, the music that defined them as one of the best gypsy bands in the world. Under the lead of Caliu, the iconic violinist of the taraf, they are on the road again.

"Ca la Breaza"
"Hora lui Caliu"
"Dragostea de la Clejani"

Gheorghe Anghel “Caliu”: violin
Robert Gheorghe: violin
Iulian Vlad: double bass
Marin Manole: accordion, vocals
Ionuț Gulună: vocals
Cristinel Turturică: cimbalom

Production: Șaraimanic & DWMT Production
Producer: Călina Purje
Director: Andrei Gheorghe
1st AD: Tudor Costache
Camera operators: Alexandru Yatesey, Răzvan Leucea, Paul Chirilă
Camera assistant: Daniel Sandu
Live recording: Mihai “Mushu” Popa
Mix and master: Mihai “Mushu” Popa, Andrei Boanță
Video edit and colorization: Paul Vlăsceanu
Props on set: Dan Statache
Special thanks to Larisa Perde, Răzvan Murgu, Șaraimanic Community, Diud, Michel Winter, Isabel Soffer

Creative Director: Bob Boilen
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
Series Producer: Bobby Carter
Editing: Joshua Bryant
Tiny Desk Team: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer

Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer and Bill Bragin
2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin and Meera Dugal
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Host: Angélique Kidjo
Legal Services: Tamizdat
Legal Services: Duane Morris
Video Production: Karim Tabbaa

The Mellon Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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Steven Kirkpatrick
David Komar

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