Music from Italy – Antonello Venditti // Pop rock

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”:

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Music from Romania – Taraf de Haidouks

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

Music from Italia – Modena City Ramblers

Modena City Ramblers, founded in 1991, is an italian folk rock band from Modena. Listen to their classic “Bella Ciao”:

Music from Poland – Dikanda

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.

 

Music from Hungary – Ando Drom

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!