Antonello Venditti, born in 1949, is an Italian singer-songwriter who became famous in the 1970s. Listen to his nice song “Bomba O Non Bomba”:
Taraf de Haïdouks are a Romanian gypsy combo consisting of 13 Roma musicians. These are from the 3000-strong community Clejani in the middle of the historical region of Wallachia in Romania’s south-east, about 40 km south of Bucharest, near the Bulgarian border.
The name of the combo goes back to Taraf (= band) and Hajdú (Heiducken a people fighting for freedom ) , just so: Hajdú-orchestra.
The music is a combination of diferent influences of Balkan and Gypsy Music from Romania , former Yougoslavia Bulgaria mixed with components of oriental music from Turkey and Greece:
In 2002 the world famous violonist and head of the band Nicolae Neacsu, born 1924 died .
45 minutes of Gypsy Power Music
Modena City Ramblers, founded in 1991, is an italian folk rock band from Modena. Listen to their classic “Bella Ciao”:
Dikanda is a Polish folk group that was founded in 1997 in Szczecin. The band’s music is influenced by folk music and music from different nations, such as from Poland, Belarus, Bulgaria and Macedonia. There are also influences from Yiddish, from Roma and Kurdish music.
Ando Drom, are a roma gipsy ensemble from Hungary, founded in 1984. Listen to “Csi lav tu”, a nice piece from them!
Listen to “Phari Mamo” too!
Eros Ramazzotti was missing here so far, I noticed yesterday, while I was listening to him on Angelo’s blog! By the way, Eros Ramazzotti is an italian pop musician, born in 1963. Here’s his wonderful song “Doma Mia“:
The song “Virágok a réten” from the Hungarian pop band “Kistehén Tánczenekar”,one of Hungary’s most popular bands, is a classical Hungarian folk dancing song.