We are very sad to announce that Stéphane Karo, co-originator and musical director of Taraf de Haïdouks passed away on November 15 in Brussels. He was 56.

Originally a musician, Stéphane was a member of Des Airs in the early 80s (which also included Bob Vanderbob, Zap Mama co-founder Fanchon Nuye...

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Arrivé seul en train dans la grande banlieue de Bucarest à l’âge de quinze ans, sans bagage et sans regret. Il laissait derrière lui ses parents son village natal, Valea Seaca, la vallée du ruisseau, petit bourg de Moldavie. Autodidacte, rien ne le prédestinait à devenir (lautari) musicien....

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The following text has been published on pointculture.be in april 2017 ; Author : PHILIPPE DELVOSALLE

Ce samedi 22 avril, le festival Balkan Trafik rend hommage à Stéphane Karo autour des trois groupes dont il a été le catalyseur: Taraf de Haïdouks, Mahala Raï Banda et Koçani Orkestar. Sa...

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