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Dotschy Reinhardt - Pani Sindhu
Gypsy singer and songwriter and one of the many heirs to the Django legend. She is working in her music to bridge the gap between contemporary music and the heritage of the Roma (Gypsy) and Sinti people. She moves from jazz and cabaret music to Brazilian, Portuguese and traditional Indian music with ease. It's a unique take on the Gypsy tradition as it filters through a global culture.

Gypsy Queens - Flammes du Coeur
Double CD presents six of the most outstanding female voices in Gypsy music in one edition. These are songs of impassioned intensity, smouldering with emotion. Brand new recordings from Skopje feature Esma Redzepova, hailed as Queen of the Gypsies in Rajastan no less than 25 years ago.

Zig Zag Trio - When the bees are gathering honey
The Gypsy wedding music of Bulgaria has been made famous by the likes of Yunakov and Papasov, but this ensemble is every bit their equal as they thunder through Gypsy music, crazy jazz and wild improvisations on accordion, tupan, percussion and guitar. Highly Recommended!

Opa Cupa - Live
italy italian italia alitalia gypsy bari mediterranean

Boban Markovic Orkestar - Srce Cigansko, with Felix Lajko and Gabor Molnar
Some of the greats of Gypsy brass music join forces again.

63 Strings, feat. Manomanouche - 63 Strings
A group of Italian musicians executes a musical raid into French Gypsy Jazz territory, joined by the well known Italian Gypsy ensemble Manomanouche and American harpist Park Stcikney. Nunzio Barbieri (acoustic guitar), Dino Contenti (upright bass) and Luca Enipeo (acoustic guitar) take on the obvious (Django Reinhardt) and some less well known turns as well (Domenico Modugno, Romane).

Ovrevoll Spelemannslag - Spillegal / Gypsy horses
The Fiddlers of Řvrevoll present 'horse-related music' from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Ireland and Iceland, in untraditional performances of traditional fiddle tunes. The ensemble includes two members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, one gypsy-and folk music player, and one of Norway's most famous jazz musicians. Řvrevoll spelemannslag (in English; the racecourse fiddlers) hope to honor the horse, the symbol of freedom, in a caravan ride through 10 European countries.

Troise and his Mandoliners - Play to me, Gypsy
OK, the cover is atrocious, and the music is dated, but I just can't resist things like mandolin orchestras, and this 'period piece,' cafe-style music recorded in London the 1930s by Pasquale Troise and his small orchestra of mandolins, guitars, strings, accordion... even some slide guitar and xylophone... has an irresistible charm.

Draghici, Damian - Românian Gypsy Panflute Virtuoso
The great Românian prodigy redefines the art of the panpipe. Joined here by renowned Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk and world percussionist and producer Randy Crafton, Draghici plays traditional Românian Gypsy, Greek and Turkish tunes

Solfrid Molland - Katedral for tapte drommer
On Katedral for tapte drřmmer [Cathedral of Lost Dreams], the Norwegian accordionist is joined by some great names in Balkan music: Romanian hotshots Taraf de Haiduks, French-Russian gutarist Pascal de Loutcher and Gypsy singer Ionut Guluna.

Various Gypsy Artists - Gypsies - i nostri zingari
music by Kocani Orkestar and Harmonia Ensemble / Taraf de Haidouks / Note Manouche / Cortjzo- Torna a Kocani Orkestar and Harmonia Ensemble / Taraf de Haidouks / Note Manouche / Cortjzo

Ferenc Kiss - Cigany Torveny / Romani Kris (Gypsy Law)
Music from the film by Bence Gyongyossy

Yuri Yunakov Ensemble - New Colors in Bulgarian Wedding Music

Rosapaeda - In forma di Rosa
italy italian italia alitalia gypsy bari mediterranean

Kovács Ferenc - Magony
A solo album by the violin soloist of Djabe, Kalman Balogh's Gypsy Cimbalom Band and Dresh Quartet.

Chalaban - Al Baraka
Starting with what they refer to as Arabian music, the band then diverges down their own pathusing instruments like Brazilian birimbau, Gypsy cymbalom, Bulgarian gadulka and modern DJ tools to formulate their vision.

Tri Muzike - Treo

Various: Finnish Gypsy - Luludzako drom
Songs recorded in Finnish Gypsies' homes in Karelia, in eastern Finland.

Aksak - Florina
Balkan/Gypsy fusion band merges the acoustic sounds of kaval, flutes, accordion, clarinet, viola, violin, sax, double bass, guitar, oud, percussion and vocals into a new and powerful folk hybrid.

Oxalys and Els van Laethem - Tusschen de Twee
The poetry of Guido Gezelle revisited by Dick Van der Harst has new flavours. Forget the Flemish romantic decorum, those songs travel between the gypsy, flamenco, Brazilian and many more styles. Any cravings for heartwarming melodies or sparkling humour? Take your pick!

Topic World Series - Gypsy Music From Macedonia
The essential collection; all the fire and depth of expression captured in Wolf Dietrich's field recordings.

Taller de Compás de Almanjáyar - Cale Calé
A marvelous group of seasoned experts and young, energetic newcomers have formed a beautiful ensemble of hard edged, dynamic, voice-and-percussion-driven flamenco.

Jacopo Martini - i nuvoli: jazz manouche
Italian guitarist Jacopo Martini is joined by Nico Gori on clarinet and accmpanied by a small ensemble of violin, accordeon (the amazing Antonello Salis), vibes, guitars and bass.

Fairy Tale Trio - Ultramarine
Unique folk insprired jazz from Bulgaria by a trio of Theodosii Spassov (kaval), Antoly Vapirov (sax) and Styoan Yankoulov (percussion, tupan) with Enver Izmailov on guitars on a few tracks

Sabbath Hela Vecken - Shadows
An instrumental sextet based in Sweden with members from Sweden, the US and Finland. They call it 'a musical and visual experience in Klezmer, Gypsy and east-European music.' It's done with energy and wit.

Taraf de Haiduks - The continuing adventures of… (CD and DVD)
A DVD film (PAL format) and accompanying audio CD present the brigands of Balkan Gyopsy music live in concert, a 52 minute film, an 'on the road' documentary, and a clip from the film Latcho Drom. Musically brilliant and witty

Rosapaeda - Facce
The ten songs in this recording make use of various dialects from Southern Italy (Sicilian, Calabrese, Greek from Salento, Neapolitan, from Lucania) to generate a musical fire in both traditional and original songs by singer Rosapaeda.

Kocani Orkestar - Une Fanfare Tsigane (A Gypsy Brass Band)
The classic Long Distance label recording is now available again, full of the raw accordion, brass and percussion that has made Naat Veliov and his band the standard bearers of the tradition.

Jokke Schreurs - Force Majeure
Elegant Belgian guitarist, accompanied by upright bass and guitar, performs straight-ahead jazz in the lineage of Django, but certainly not hemmed in by the Gypsy's legacy. 9 pieces, most originals, with works by Piazzolla, Tchaikowsky, Coltrane and one trad tune filling out the set.

Korova - A Distant Echo
This vocal-tamboura quartet from Bulgaria play authentic folk music from the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria, with energy and directness. Their performance is captured in their home town setting, without a fancy studio sound or production... you'll hear the listeners join in, you'll hear the trucks drive by.

Orkestina - Positivity
This is the 4th release by these musicians from Bulgaria, Spain, Ireland and the UK. More sacred and profane music from the Gypsy and Jewish communities of Romania, Bulgaria and Poland is played by a raucous band of accordions, violins and bass, Bulgarian gadulkas, clarinets and percussion.

Kalman Magyar - Exposed
The noted Hungarian musicians steps out of his usual role as ambassador of Hungarian village music to show off not only his musicianship but also his diverse musical interests, in a recording of Hungarian, Romanian, Balkan and Gypsy songs. Kalman performs all the parts on this studio recording, and impresses throughout.

Agujetas - el rey del cante gitano
The real deal: flamenco without the fluff by the brusque voice of Manuel Agujetas and the impeccable giutar of Curro de Jerez in a a pure flamenco session in the Cava del Agujetas of the La Soleá tavern. There they performed in classic improvisational style the fandangos, seguiriyas and bulerías that are the soul of Jerez.

Various Artists - Music from the Heart of the World
Eleven full-length tracks include tarentella from Southern Italy , Egyptian artist Hamza El Din,music from the Arab-Palestinian Holy Land , Zen flute, Iran's acclaimed Dastan Ensemble, song-prayers of mystical Judaism, Musafir's Gypsy rhythm and qawaali chant from Rajasthan. And excellent way to introduce a friend to a wider world of music.

Taraf de Haidouks - Maskarada
The most famous Gypsy band from Clejani, Romania (and one of the most famous from the whole region), present an interesting twist: music by composers who themselves borrowed from folkloric themes: Bela Bartok, Aram Khatchaturian, Manuel de Falla, Ketelbey and Albeniz are all given a fair turnaround by the Taraf's members, along with some of their own original music that pays homage back to the sources. Inventive and as always, full of wild energy.

Kovács Ferenc - Magony Vonósok (2 CD set)
The Magony orchestra was formed in 2001, to perform in live Ferenc Kovács's solo album. Their repertory has been continuously enlarged with their own compositions and special elaborations of well-known Hungarian folk songs. Their musical style can be summed up by the expression 'contemporary rustic music.' The aim of Magony, the artist states, 'is to express our ancient Hungarian emotions in a Hungarian way by melting the classical, the Gypsy and our folk traditions.'

Bela Szakcsi Lakatos and Miklos Lukacs - Check it out, Igor
Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, piano and Miklós Lukács on cimbalom offer some wild and far-ranging improvised musical duests drawing on the musical grammar of Roman and Hungarian Gypsy tradition, classical keyboard from the Baroque to Bartók, and jazz styles from barrelhouse to bebop to Braxton. Challenging doesn't begin to describe it!

H3FK - Nubiska Natter
Mixing influences from the likes of John Coltrane and Anouar Brahem with their own unique style, this ensemble offers an unorthodox vision. The group started out as a double trio mixing modern jazz with Arabic folk music, but have now reached a point where the borders are blurred and the feeling is completely natural and original. The compositions are written for the whole ensemble, but also includes trio and quartet pieces, with elements of Arabic, Middle-Eastern, Gypsy and Swedish folk and pop.

Mihaly Borbely Quartet - Meselia Hill
Mihály Borbélyplays clarinet and jazz saxophone as well kaval flute and tárogató (a wooden soprano saxophone) joined by an ensemble of piano, bass and drums with guests Zoltán Lantos (violin) and Miklós Lukács (cimbalom). Says Michael Stone in RootsWorld, "If Bartók played not-so-straight-ahead jazz, it might sound like the Borbély Quartet, combining Serbian, Slovak, Gypsy, Jewish and German folk influences with classical music, shot through with that thing that swings. Roland Kirk would understand."

Joe Townsend and Martin Green - Return to the Woods
Joe Townsend and Martin Green have recorded an album that walks through the hinterland of jazz, folk, and contemporary music on violin, guitar, accordion, and an array of other instruments such as Mongolian cello, octave violin, musical saw and Fender Rhodes piano. They move from the inspiration of Duke Ellington and Romanian Gypsy music, through the minimalism of Adams and Reich and into the darker regions of English folk music. Through imaginative recording techniques such as the placing of tiny microphones inside instruments, playing the accordion through rotating speakers and using vintage keyboards they have produced a unique voice which is constantly changing yet somehow familiar. There's no explaining it; you simply have to listen.

Erik Marchand and The Balkanics - Pruna
In modern-day Bucharest, a type of light music known as manele is gaining a hold to the point of saturating the scene. This new genre created by Gypsy musicians and singers from the Banat region in Romania grafts the East-West modernity of popular music from Serbia onto a base of the old lautaresc style from Bucharest and the city suburbs. It can also include samples of modern turkish music and Balkan percussion imported from neighbouring Istanbul. Whether avant-garde, or the result of a natural opening-up of borders with the coming of the New Europe and the third millenium, Erik Marchand's music on Pruna uses the same geographical background; but gives a different result - no samples, no rhythm machine, no studio effects, nothing but highly talented human beings playing music - twelve musicians considered among the best in their respective cultures. Here is the music of the moment, utterly up-to-date and in harmony with its day and age, clearly asserting its diverse ethnic and historical origin

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