Saturday, September 22, 2007

Culture chameleon

By Amre Klimchak Here you can find article about gypsy culture and gypsy music.

Gypsy music, an eclectic style the Roma people originated during their wanderings from India through the Middle East to Europe, has spawned a new species of followers. Gogol Bordello and its theatrical band of punks got the ball rolling and, coincidentally or not, a slew of other independent musicians—from Devotchka’s cabaret-folk to the soaring, orchestral sounds of Beirut—emerged shortly thereafter with Gypsy-influenced albums (although the term “gypsy” is often considered derogatory these days). And with every trend comes the inevitable: a festival to celebrate it.

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