Photo of the Day – Brass Band, Romania
January 14, 2008
Brass Band, Romania, 1983
Photograph by James Stanfield
AA sousaphone player and his bandmates add a folksy note to a wedding celebration in Putna, Romania. Located on migration routes on the Balkan Peninsula, Romania has been shaped by waves of passing peoples including Taters, Bulgarians, Ottomans, and Habsburgs, each of which left traces of their cultural traditions in the predominantly Eastern Orthodox country.
(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “The Byzantine Empire: Rome of the East,” December 1983, National Geographic magazine).
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