Gypsy music - Gypsy
Music
–
Eastern
Europe
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Unformatted text preview: Gypsy
Music
–
Eastern
Europe
 Gogol
Bordello
 •  “Gypsy
punk”
–
genre
emerged
in
NY
in
early
 2000s
 •  Conceptualized
by
lead
singer,
Eugene
Hutz
 (originally
from
Kyiv,
Ukraine)
 •  Plays
with
Eastern
European
immigrant
 idenLty
 •  Fuses
popular
ideas
of
“Gypsies”
in
cultural
 and
popular
relaLons
in
Eastern
Europe
 Gogol
Bordello
–
“American
Wedding”
 from
the
album
Super
Taranta!
(2008)
 •  
contrasts
immigrants
that
have
“culture”
with
 Americans
“with
no
heritage”
 •  Features
Gypsy
musicians
–
tradiLonal
 entertainers
for
non‐Gypsies
(in
villages/ciLes)
 •  
Gypsies
wear
“colorful”
costumes
 •  Eugene
Hutz
–
embodies
globalizaLon/fusion

 •  Language
–
accents
 •  Embrace
of
Otherness

 ExoLficaLon
of
Gypsies
 •  Gypsies
–
musicians,
fortune‐tellers,
dancers,
 horse‐traders,
NOMADS
 •  Accepted
as
entertainers,
shunned
in
everyday
 life
 •  Historically
hired
to
perform
non‐Gypsy
and
 Gypsy
music
for
nobility,
at
weddings,
in
 restaurants
 Music
and
PoliLcs
 •  Scholars
believe
Gypsies
came
from
India
 1,000
years
ago
 •  PoliLcally‐correct
name
is
“Roma”
–
meaning
 “man”
in
Romanes,
the
language
of
Gypsies
 •  Gypsies
use
music
to
bring
a^enLon
to
their
 marginalizaLon,
poverty,
discriminaLon
 •  CDs
–
o_en
constructed
as
a
“journey”
from
 India
to
Europe
(each
track
features
Gypsy
 music
from
a
country
“along
the
journey”
 Romani
Flag
/
Indian
Flag
 MarkeLng
Gypsies
‐

 nomadism,
cultural
difference,

 shared
history
 A
DVD
/documentary,
2008
 2
CD
set
that
features
 Gypsy
music
from
different
 countries,
1995
 What
is
“real”
Gypsy
music?
 •  Gypsies
have
private
and
public
music
 repertoires
 •  Non‐Gypsies
(gadje)
are
familiar
mostly
with
 non‐Gypsy
repertoires
as
performed
by
 Gypsies
 •  Private
music
–
rituals
for
funerals,
personal
 songs,
songs
as
expressions
of
individual
 emoLon
(for
instance,
sorrow)
 Different
types
of
Gypsy
musicians

 Taraf
de
Haidouks
–Romania
(top
 le_)
 Esma
Redzepova
–
Macedonia
 (top
right)
 Gipsy
Kings
–
Spain
 (bo^om
le_)
 Django
Reinhardt
(1910‐1953)
 France
(bo^om
right)
 Gypsy
instruments
 •  •  •  •  •  Hungary
–
cimbalom
 Russia
–
seven‐string
guitar
 Serbia
–
brass
bands
 Romania
–
string
bands
 Spain
–
flamenco
‐
guitar
 *
Gypsy
musical
bands
are
o_en
very
similar
to
 those
of
the
non‐Gypsy
majority
 Cimbalom
–
chordophone
 (performed
by
Kalman
Balogh)
 ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course MUSIC 0311 taught by Professor Emilypinkerton during the Fall '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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