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  •  CONCERT: GYPSY CARAVAN

    Gypsy Caravan

    Rom holiday

    Four groups, including the "Queen of the Gypsies," bring the sounds of Rom music from around the world to New York in Gypsy Caravan 2.

    By ROBIN EISGRAU
    Offoffoff.com

    This musical package is a followup to the very successful "Gypsy Caravan" presentation from 1999. Performing will be four remarkable ensembles displaying music from the Roma (Gypsy) traditions, tracing the path of the Roma migration from Asia to Western Europe.

      
    GYPSY CARAVAN
    Maharaja (formerly Musafir) from Rajasthan, India
    Macedonia's "Queen of the Gypsies" Esma Redzepova
    Ensemble Teodosievski
    Fanfare Ciocarlia
    Antonio El Pipa Flamenco Ensemble with Concha Vargas.
    Performing will be Maharaja (formerly known as Musafir), an intriguing group of musicians and dancers from Rajasthan in northwest India; Esma Redzepova, known as the "Queen of the Gypsies," who has performed throughout the world for over forty years (she will be accompanied by Ensemble Teodosievski); Fanfare Ciocarlia (pictured above), a 10-piece Romanian brass band known for their tempos and rhythms; and Spain's Antonio El Pipa Flamenco Ensemble, who feature special guest artist Concha Vargas.

    Maharaja are world reknowned for their exciting blend of Indian folk and popular music, dance and acrobatics. Their music combines Rajasthani rural folk music with influences from the Muslim devotional music known as Qawwali, Indian film music and Hindustani (North Indian classical) music. The group is composed of inhabitants of the Thar desert in Northwest Rajasthan.

    Esma Redzepova is perhaps the most famous Romani singer in the world and has performed thousands of concerts. She was the first Balkan Rom musician to achieve success in the commercial non-Rom world and was the first Macedonian woman to perform on television.

    Fanfare Ciocarlia is a Rom brass band from Romania and they've gained worldwide fame since their 1998 debut on the European festival circuit and the release of two CDs: "Radio Pascani" and "Baro Biao: World Wide Wedding." They are mainly known for Romanian Village dance music as well as European and Latin types of music such as tangos and fox-trots.

    Antonio El Pipa and Company hail from Andalucia, Spain, and are an exciting, traditional flamenco group and Antonio and his Aunt Juana were featured in the New York stage production of "Gypsy Passion," which was critically acclaimed.

    OCTOBER 10, 2001
    OFFOFFOFF.COM • THE GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE NEW YORK


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