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Spin the Globe Playlist for 17 June 2005
Music of the Roma (Gypsies)

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Show Notes

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Prompted by new releases by Fanfare Ciocarlia, Romashka, and other Roma (Gypsy) groups, today's show featured the wide ranging sounds and influences of this far-flung nation. From brass bands to fiddles and accordions, this sweet-sad-festive music speaks to the soul. Read Michal Shapiro's detailed Rootsworld article on Gypsy music. For more Roma downloads and samples, check out Mikkel Hornnes's Gypsy Music page.
Free mp3 song of the week

Ferus Mustafov is a leading proponent of Gypsy wedding music in Macedonia, a style of music which is propelled by electric bass and guitar, drums, keyboards and accordion, all competing to reach ever more dizzying speeds. A saxophonist and clarinetist, Mustafov comes from a traditional Gypsy music family. Indeed his father was the first to incorporate the saxophone into the wedding music format. Since the early 1970s he has released a vast discography (generally cassette only).

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"Orient Cocek" by Ferus Mustafov
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* indicates specific listener response/request

Kalman Balogh The Lark Gypsy Jazz Rounder
Bucovina Club vs. Taraf Haidouks Carolina Electric Gypsyland Six Degrees
Ahmed ma hlad A Ja Svamu Milamu Magadan Indies
* Ojos de Brujo Ley de Gravedad Bari World Village
Fanfare Ciocarlia Caravan Gil Garabdi Asphalt Tango
Vera Bila Na Kamav Kale Kalore Tinder
Romashka The Tavern on the Road Romashka self
Romashka Tayna (A Secret) Romashka self
live phone interview with Romashka's Inna Barmash
Romashka Shimdiggy Romashka self
Babukishan Gypsy Gypsy India self
* Shukar Collective Taraf Urban Gypsy Riverboat
* Tekameli Mi Lucha Religious Gypsy Songs Long Distance
* Gogol Bordello Passport Voi-La Intruder Rubric
Lhasa El Payande La Llorona Atlantic
Mas Y Mas En Mexico Agarrate Luminoso
Debashish Bhattacharya Nata Raaj (excerpt) Clacutta Slide Guitar Riverboat
Bikram Singh Aa Gayee Re Where's the Party Yaar? (soundtrack) Saregama
Pink Martini Dansez-voux Hang On Little Tomato Heinz
Issa Bagayogo Nogo Timbuktu Six Degrees
Rachid Taha Meftuh' (open) Tekitoi? Wrasse
Zuba Zuba Allez! Bassa Beat
Oliver Mtukudzi Pindirai Nhava Heads Up

Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or the calabash.

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