Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Fanfare Ciocarlia, the world's foremost Gypsy brass band, celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2016 with an album brimming with their signature Balkan party sound, refreshingly laden with a smattering of interpretations of some blues and Latin corkers. Recorded between Berlin and Medellin, Colombia, Onwards to Mars! is the band's first studio album since 2013. Hailing from a tiny village in north east Romania, Fanfare Ciocarlia have gone on to conquer the world's stages with their hugely exciting performances while each album has topped countless DJ charts and inspired countless imitators. Onwards To Mars! sees Fanfare Ciocarlia take another leap forward with the band digging deep into their rural Romanian roots while turning their inspirations from their travels into new musical connections.