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Thread #18054 Message #177494
Posted By: GUEST,Jutta
13-Feb-00 - 02:18 AM
Thread Name: Help: Gypsy/East European music
Subject: RE: Help: Gypsy/East European music
There is a Hungarian Gypsy band called Ando Drom, which play great music, also a Romanian group called Taraf de Haidouks, with mostly fiddle music in lively high speed. Both have produced several CDs. Bratsch (from France) are one of my favourites, but they are a bit more into Jazz and modern expressions from time to time, in case you are looking for more traditional things. The German label Network has produced a series of 2-CD-compilations, one of them is "Road of the Gypsies", another one "Gypsy Queens", they also have records of Ando Drom and Bratsch in their programme. The soundtracks to the movies of Emir Kusturica (first of all: Time of the Gypsies) are full of Gypsy music material. There is a 70's Russian musical, the English name could be something like: A Gypsy Camp Flies Into The Sky". A fascinating fusion of Roumanian dance musik and music and songs from Brittany you will find on the records from Eric Marchand and the Taraf de Carancebes.