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GUEST,Lavengro Tradsinger seeks gigs (UK) (41) RE: Tradsinger seeks gigs (UK) 25 Mar 13


"I now wish that, when we were young, my sisters and I hadn't discouraged our father from singing the old songs"

I think that everyone with an interest in music (regardless of their culture) may share similar regrets? However that is not to say that others within our race haven't realised the value of songs and stories. We are a people where the oral tradition was/is a necessity after all.


"I would be able to listen to him again and would be grateful for the opportunity."

I understand that. But Mr Tradsinger (by his own words a dozen or so posts above)is not looking to preserve these songs for posterity in an anthropological or musilogical sense like Thomas Acton and his ilk, for you or anyone else to access at some future point. He is seeking to reinterpret (at least in part,and for a small fee)Romani songs and claim them as his work.

Quote from Mr Tradsinger original post:

"I am not looking at all for large fees, just the opportunity to share my songs with wider audiences"

They are not his songs. He just want's to make some money from them via the curious masses who have never set foot a site, and probably never will. He clearly thinks this is one of his main "selling points" as it is practically top of his list of bullet points. As I said, and as I maintain, no better than the purveyors of voyeuristic television mockumentaries. IMO.

I am a Lloyd, blessings on you and yours Jenti, dar Develza.

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