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Past Shows

Sat. February 13th 2016
Saturday Concert and Dance The Hot Club D'Europe, Petunia and the Vipers, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble, Trio Voltaire Featuring Richard Moody
Sun. May 4th 2014
Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
EDERLEZI Balkan Springtime Festival Orkestar Slivovica Balkan BRASS BAND, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble ("gypsy")
Fri. April 25th 2014
@  St. James Community Hall Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Van Django, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble
Fri. April 12th 2013
Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
THE BALKAN WEDDING CARAVAN TOUR Orkestar Å livovica , Demiran Cerimovic, Novica Cerimovic, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble, Carousels, Folk dancers
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Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble

from Vancouver BC
Unknown - Confirmed: Apr. 21, 2014 (Awaiting Update)
Opening for Ivan Lins

Music fans with long memories will certainly recall when Victoria was lucky enough to have Romanian violin virtuoso Lache Cercel living and performing here. Originally one of Romania’s classical violin superstars, Cercel always had deep roots in his country’s Roma and gypsy traditions; after moving to Canada in 1987, he furthered his studies in klezmer, jazz and various forms of world music. Like a latter-day Django Reinhardt, Cercel has woven together a unique tapestry of sound that perfectly integrates jazz improvisation with traditional European music forms. The spirited result, what Cercel has dubbed “Roma swing”, is pure musical magic. Lache’s quintet will include Don Oglvie amongst others.
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Current Lineup

Lache Cercelvocals / violin
Don Ogelvieguitar
Robin Laynevibraphone / percussion
Kyle HagenBass2006-present
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Apr. 21, 2014