5. Written Documents related to Romani Music, Practices and Traditions  

 

5.1

Title The Gypsy Caravan: From Real Roma to Imaginary Gypsies in Western Music
Author David Malvinni
LanguageDate English
2004
Description This book investigates ‘Gypsy music’ as a bridge between the real Roma and the idealized Gypsies of the Western imagination. David Malvinni studies specific composers – including Liszt, Brahams, Rachmaninov, Janacek, and Bartók – whose work takes up contested and varied configurations of Gypsy music, and considers them alongside contemporary debates over popular music and film.
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Full reference ISBN 13: 9780415969994ISBN 10: 415969999Physical: Hardcover

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

Other interesting information Available from http://bookalist.net/?p=587909 in pdf, epub, free download ebook an audiobook (mp3)David Malvinni holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

Title Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism
Author Joshua S. Walden
LanguageDate English
2014
Description The book considers the intersecting influences of nationalism, modernism, and technological innovation on representations of ethnic and national identities in twentieth-century art music. Author Joshua S. Walden discusses these forces through the prism of what he terms the “rural miniature”: short violin and piano pieces based on folk song and dance styles. This genre, mostly inspired by the folk music of Hungary, the Jewish diaspora, and Spain, was featured frequently on recordings and performance programs in the early twentieth century. Furthermore, Sounding Authentic shows how the music of urban Romani ensembles developed into nineteenth-century repertoire of virtuosic works in the style hongrois before ultimately influencing composers of rural miniatures. The book also considers the genre’s reception in European diaspora communities in America where it evoked and transformed memories of life before immigration, and traces how many rural miniatures were assimilated to the styles of American popular song and swing. This book is for scholars interested in musicology, ethnography, the history of violin performance, twentieth-century European art music, the culture of the Jewish Diaspora and more.
Keywords Composers; composition; culture; diaspora; early twentieth; ethnic; flamenco; folklore; Folksongs; Hungary; identity; the history of violin.
Full reference Oxford University Press, 20140199334668, 9780199334667http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199334667.do

 

Other interesting information Illustrated – 308 pages

  • Introduces a new musical genre, the rural miniature.
  • Uses rare manuscript sources and archival sound recordings.
  • The first book to cover Spain, Hungary, and Jewish and Rom diasporas comparatively.
  • Addresses both musical scores and musical performance/sound recording.

 

                  5.3

Title Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing
Author Michael Dregni
LanguageDate English
2010
Description The author begins with Django Reinhardt, whose dazzling Gypsy Jazz became the toast of 1930s Paris in the heady days of Josephine Baker, Picasso, and Hemingway, then follows the music as it courses through caravans on the edge of Paris, where today’s young French Gypsies learn Gypsy Jazz as a rite of passage, along the Gypsy pilgrimage route to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where the Romany play around their campfires, and finally to the new era of international Gypsy stars such as Bireli Lagrene, Boulou Ferre, Dorado Schmitt, and Django’s own grandchildren, David Reinhardt and Dallas Baumgartner. Interspersed with Dregni’s vivid narrative are the words of the musicians themselves, many of whom have never been interviewed for the American press before, as they describe what the music means to them. Gypsy Jazz also includes a chapter devoted entirely to American Gypsy musicians who remain largely unknown outside their hidden community. Blending travelogue, detective story, and personal narrative, Gypsy Jazz is music history at its best, capturing the history and culture of this elusive music–and the soul that makes it swing.
Keywords Django Reindhart; Grappelli; Gypsy Jazz; Hot Club; improvisations.
Full reference Oxford University PressISBN 0198042620, 978019804262 
Other interesting information http://books.google.be/books/about/Gypsy_Jazz_In_Search_of_Django_Reinhardt.html?id=smcDVbulh1gC&redir_esc=y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  5.4

Title Phurikane gila. Ancient Roma Songs
Author Jana Belišová
LanguageDate English
2005
Description During her travels through Roma communities in Slovakia while she was collecting Roma songs, Jana Belisova also harvested many rich experiences. Thus, the book is a sort of her diary or travelogue describing and portraying impressions, feelings and experiences collected along with the songs.
Keywords Roma songs, Roma life
Full reference Belisova, Jana. Phurikane gila. Ancient Roma Songs. Bratislava: FORMAT, 2005. Book.
Other interesting information Possible to download at: http://www.npage.org/IMG/pdf/Phurikane_gil_a.pdf

 

 

5.5

Title Bašav, more, bašav. Zahraj, chlapče, zahraj. O piesňach slovenských Rómov(Play, Boy, Play. About the Songs of Slovakia Roma)
Author Jana Belišová
LanguageDate English, Slovak
2012
Description Life in traditional Roma communities in Slovakia is closely interconnected with music. Monograph explains and describes the life of Roma songs throughout the history, as well as of today. The core of the work is to reveal hidden parts of Roma songs within intimate environment of Roma families and communities.
Keywords Live of Roma songs
Full reference Belisova, Jana. Bašav, more, bašav. Zahraj, chlapče, zahraj. Bratislava: Typoprint Plus, 2012. Book.
Other interesting information Possibel to purchase at: http://www.zudro.sk/?page_id=1010

 

                  5.6

Title Los gitanos y la música
Author Paco Suárez and Santino Spinelli
LanguageDate Spanish
2001
Description In this article, Santino Spinelli and Paco Suárez analyse the relation between the kind of music that make Romani people and their way of life.
Keywords Romani music
Full reference O Tchatchipen, nº 36, pg 40 – 48;   Instituto Romanó de Servicios sociales y culturales
Other interesting information To get free access to the online document you have to register in:http://www.unionromani.org/tchatchionline/index.html

 

 

 

                  5.7

Title El Flamenco, patrimonio cultural de los gitanos
Author Agustín Vega
LanguageDate Spanish
2011
Description In this article, Agustin Vega explains the relation between Spanish Romani people and Flamenco.
Keywords Flamenco, cultural heritage
Full reference O Tchatchipen, nº 74, pg 46 – 51;   Instituto Romanó de Servicios sociales y culturales
Other interesting information To get free access to the online document you have to register in: http://www.unionromani.org/tchatchionline/index.html

 

 

                  5.8

Title Instrumentistas gitanos y ritos de integración en la Macedonia Griega
Author Charles Keil
LanguageDate Spanish
2009
Description Charles Keil explains the social function of music inside the Romani community suming up the book “Bright Balkan morning: Romani Lives and the power of music in Greek Macedonia”
Keywords Balkan Romani music, Balkan traditions
Full reference O Tchatchipen, nº 65, pg 41 – 50;   Instituto Romanó de Servicios sociales y culturales
Other interesting information To get free access to the online document you have to register in:http://www.unionromani.org/tchatchionline/index.html

 

 

 

                  5.9

Title La importante aportación jerezana al cante, en los siglos XVIII y XIX, según “Demofilo”
Author Juan de la Plata
LanguageDate Spanish
Description The author sum up the research made by the great Spanish writer Antonio Machado (Demofilo) regarding the beginning of Flamenco in the South-West Andalusia.
Keywords Origin of Flamenco, Romani Flamenco singers
Full reference O Tchatchipen, nº 14, pg 40 – 44;   Instituto Romanó de Servicios sociales y culturales
Other interesting information To get free access to the online document you have to register in:http://www.unionromani.org/tchatchionline/index.html

 

 

           5.10

Title La huella gitana en la música clásica
Author Javier Pérez Senz
LanguageDate Spanish
2012
Description In this article, Javier Pérez Senz explains the influence of Romani music and musicians in the European classical music.
Keywords Romani influence, classical music
Full reference http://www.accioncultural.es/virtuales/vidasgitanas/pdf/vidas_gitanas_11.pdf
Other interesting information This is an article which is part of the exhibition “Vidas gitanas – Lungo drom”

 

 

           5.11

Title Los rom y la múscia
Author Miguel Ángel Berlanga
LanguageDate Spanish
Description In this article, Berlanga research on the common features of the music played by Roma in different countries and different historical moments.
Keywords Romani music in Europe, common features in Romani music
Full reference http://www.academia.edu/2317576/Los_rom_y_la_musica._Los_gitanos_y_la_musica
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5.12

Title Desgitanización del flamenco
Author Ricardo Pachón
LanguageDate Spanish
2011
Description In this article, Ricardo Pachón, music producer, explains his opinion about the non-recognition of Romani people in the creation of Flamenco.
Keywords Flamenco, Origin of Flamenco, role of Romani people in Flamenco origin
Full reference http://elpais.com/diario/2011/09/24/babelia/1316823136_850215.html
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5.13

Title El piano flamenco. Génesis, recorrido diacrónico y análisis musicológico
Author Jaime Trancoso González
LanguageDate Spanish
2011
Description Historical overview to the evolution of flamenco piano and most relevant artists.
Keywords Flamenco, Piano, history of Flamenco piano, Dorantes, Diego Amador
Full reference http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/mediaepgpc/libroblanco/Elpianoflamenco.pdf
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5.14

Title “Gypsy music” and Deejays
Author Iona Szeman
LanguageDate English
2009
Description In the current wave of successful “Gypsy music” in the West, Romani bands Taraf de Haïdouks and Fanfare Ciocărlia present themselves as “authentic” Gypsy musicians. In Germany, Shantel’s latest album proclaims a Gypsy theme, but without Romani musicians. With or without Romanis, “Gypsy” means “exotic” in these musical exports
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Full reference http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/the_drama_review/v053/53.3.szeman.pdf
Other interesting information Published by the New York University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

5.15

Title “Des Bohémiens et de leur influence en Hongrie”
Author Franz Liszt
LanguageDate French
1881
Description One of the most touching homage from one of the biggest classical musicians of the XIXth century to the contribution of the Roma music and musicians to Hungarian music.
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Full reference Breitkopf&Härtel Editions 1881
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5.16

Title “Carmen, la révoltée”
Author Jean Lacouture
LanguageDate French
2011
Description Essay on the relation Bizet/ Mérimée and the creation of the myth of Carmen, the gipsy free woman
Keywords Carmen, Bizet, Mérimée
Full reference “Carmen, la révoltée” Ed. Du Seuil 2011
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