The Macedonian Gypsy singer Usnija Redžepova passed away today at the age of 69. I cannot say if she is… Read more [Music] Usnija Redžepova – Kazuj krčmo džerimo
Most American film buffs know Emir Kusturica as one of the best directors to come out of the Balkans. What… Read more [Music] Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra – Live In Buenos Aires 2005
Albanian gypsy music meeting electronica, perfectly balanced? Kudos who Fanfare Tirana and Transglobal Underground for this massive hit!
All credit goes to Canio Rosario Maffucci for posting a live version of this hit by Macedonia’s Kočani Orkestar earlier… Read more [Music – Kočani Orkestar – Siki Siki Baba (Strict, Strict Father)
Another treasure after a bout of stumbling around in YouTube. Lida Goulesco was a Russian gypsy who made her fame… Read more [Video] Lida Goulesco – Ou Kamina
A Czech gypsy and former prostitute, Věra Bílá is a Romany institution. This was the first song I ever heard… Read more [Video] Věra Bílá & Kale – Pas O Panori
Adam Stângă is a trumpeter from Moldova. Something wonderful to tap your feet to.
Titi Winterstein was the undisputed king of Sinti Swing. What’s that? Well, the Sinti are a group of gypsies related… Read more [Video] Titi Winterstein Quintet – Jazz Manouche (1973)
Sad news to report. Perhaps the best known modern gypsy guitarist, Paco De Lucía, has passed away due to a… Read more RIP Paco De Lucía
It’s quite funny to think that the grand old dame of Macedonian gypsy music was actually a very attractive woman… Read more [Video] Esma Redžepova – Bašal, Bašal Seljadin