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The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits near Lacul Dgata, between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles ever over the next 17 years, covering Western tunes (like Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” and, for the Borat soundtrack, Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild”) and also recording with other legends of Roma music from around southeastern Europe (like Macedonian vocalist Esma Redžepova and Serbia’s Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra). But being “one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles ever” still means the odds are you’ve never heard anything like them. The band plays trumpets, tubas, and drums at dizzying speeds. Their latest release, Devil’s Tale, is a collaboration with Canadian jazz guitarist Adrian Raso, but tonight, expect them to stick to upbeat horas, sirbas, batutas, and other Romanian Gypsy styles. Fanfare Ciocarlia performs with Orchester Praževica at 8 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org.