The two titans of East European Gypsy music go head to head in a Balkan brass encounter of epic proportions. Following the tradition of brass battles from Serbia’s legendary Guca Brass Festival to New Orleans’ mean streets, Balkan Brass Battle showcases the wit, passion and musical genius of Europe’s Romany Gypsy people. In the left corner: Fanfare Ciocarlia. These Romanian rockers rose from rural obscurity to international fame as one of the world's most explosive live bands. Their fierce groove helped fuel a global beats revolution. In the right corner: Serbian trumpet legend Boban Markovic & Orkestar. Featuring young gun Marko Markovic, the fastest trumpet in town, these survivors of the Yugoslav civil war are the Guca Festival’s greatest champions. Recorded across a feverish, sleepless forty eight hours in a Transylvanian hotel right outside Graf Dracula, both bands laid down their hottest grooves then shaped up for a battle royal.