The Universe of Romani Music by Dr. Petra Gelbart
What is Romani music? Balkan brass bands, zurla & tapan music, lăutar music, Manouche/Sinti/Gypsy jazz, and flamenco. These genres are just a few distinct musical repertoires that could fall under the broad definition of Romani Music. Music composed, played, and danced to by Romani performers is a diverse set of practices that are difficult to unite through musicological analysis; There is no “Gypsy scale,” rhythmic pattern, or harmonic structure shared by the vast repertoires of Romani Music. Romani musicians also engaged in cross-cultural exchange with local musical styles. In this lecture, we will explore the diverse universe of Romani Music as well as the role of music in fostering awareness of Romani people and their history.
Find more information about the Barvalipe Roma Online University and the coming lectures here: https://eriac.org/barvalipe-roma-online-university/