THE POLKA: Rumba Tziganeasca
Though not, strictly speaking, a polka, nor a rumba, this high energy traditional piece suits a polka party perfectly. It has the danceable feeling of 2 /4, and is simply irresistible.
I first heard this played by Fanfare Ciocarlia, the fantastic brass band from Moldova / North-Eastern Romania.
We play it in the key of Ab. The form is very folk — three sections repeated as often as you like.
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