Music of the Gypsies

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, May 09, 2013 Under , ,
The Gypsies are a nomadic people who left the Indian subcontinent about a thousand years ago, when they began their great journey west. Wherever they have travelled the Gypsies have made a great impact on musical traditions and folklore. This Rough Guide is a musical journey, featuring the huge diversity of styles contained in Gypsy music.

You're probably familiar with the flamenco fireworks of Spain's bestselling Gipsy Kings. But there are nearly as many types of Gypsy music as there are countries in which the Gypsies--or Roma--have settled since dispersing from Rajasthan, India, more than a thousand years ago. The highlights of this nicely documented compilation include Romania's Fanfare Ciocarlia, a brass band that plays a sort of speed klezmer at dizzying tempos; the Rajasthan ensemble Musafir, who weave serpentine melodies on the dumbek drum and flute; the warm clarinet and accordions of Italy's Acquaragia Drom; and the richly arranged 12-piece Taraf de Haidouks, also from Romania. What else? Sad, folk-singing British Gypsies (Jasper and Levi Smith), elegant and haunting Greek Gypsies (Eleni Vitali, Kostas Pavlidis), and Hungary's raucous and jazzy Kalman Balogh. And the diversity of the flamenco Gypsies is of course amply demonstrated by Pata Negra, Tomatito, and the duo of El Indio Gitano and Gerardo Nunez.

(01). Yo Me Quedo En Sevilla - Pata Negra
(02). Ussa Sa - Acquaragia Drom
(03). Doina Si Balaseanca - Fanfare Ciocarlia
(04). The Song Of The Gypsies - Eleni Vitali
(05). Anghuti - Musafir
(06). Rast Tsiftetelli - Gyspy Music Of Constantinople
(07). Love Birds - Kurbeti
(08). Cind Eram La '48 - Taraf De Haidouks
(09). Jastar Amenge Dur - Kostas Pavlidis
(10). Mundi - Tomatito
(11). El Sereno De Mi Calle - El Indio Gitano/Gerardo Nunez
(12). Olen Lapsi Mina Syksyjen Illan - Paivi Arling
(13). Cock O' The North/Garryowen/Flowers Of Edinburgh/
Step It Away/The Girl I Left Behind/Step It Away - Jasper/Levi Smith
(14). Fast Csardas - The Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra Of Jozsef Lacatos
(15). Kalandxoj - Krusha Madhe
(16). Cigany Szinek - Kalman Balogh

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