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Documentary film of the Romani People -- Latcho Drom - Taraf de Haidouks


The full movie: https://youtu.be/DTuXveZStUo

From Wikipedia: "Latcho Drom ("safe journey") is a 1993 French documentary film directed and written by Tony Gatlif. The movie is about the Romani people's journey from north-west India to Spain, consisting primarily of music. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival."
"The use of music in the film is highly important. Despite the fact that Latcho Drom is a documentary, there are no interviews and none of the dialogue is captioned. Very few of the lyrics are captioned and the whole film relies heavily on the tone of music to portray emotions and the history of the Romani. Music is included from the Romanian Romani group Taraf de Haïdouks, La Caita (Spain), Tchavolo Schmitt and many others."

2 comments:

mauisurfer said...


1863: The "Other Time" Russia Meddled With American Democracy

The Russian navy arrived to help dissuade Europeans from siding against the Union, and ended up saving San Francisco from a fire

"Suddenly the spectators began to cheer, and to cheer again and again. A thousand throats took up the cheering. The firemen were electrified when they observed boat load after boat load of Russian sailors and their officers from the Russian fleet in the harbor, landing with buckets and other fire fighting instruments… They took the places of the tired and exhausted firemen and worked hard and long at the pumps and finally conquered the fire."
http://russia-insider.com/en/history/1863-other-time-russia-meddled-american-democracy/ri20381

Rick Gordon said...

I posted this outtake from the movie a while back: A completely improvised performance by Taraf de Haïdouks, based on a Paganini theme. Off the charts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlGttv-kct4

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