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Thread #18054   Message #1765489
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
21-Jun-06 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: Help: Gypsy/East European music
Subject: RE: Help: Gypsy/East European music
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For Turkish Gypsy music, look at the recent movie "Crossing the Bridge", which has a sizable section on it. Some of this stuff is recorded by Kalan Muzik, http://www.kalan.com - their CDs are among the best packaged I have ever seen, with superb liner notes in several languages. But there are a lot of Turkish Gypsy musicans from Thrace who record on local labels - you don't even see their stuff much in Istanbul, let alone outside Turkey. One old recording that should be easily available in the West is the Ocora one of the Erkose brothers. (Turkish Gypsy music sounds more like Bulgarian than Rumanian, for the most part).