on 13 June 2013
Tito's rule of Yugoslavia is known for many things but one of the more surprising and special elements was the promotion of Roma culture. This was clearly a fruitful time that gave birth to the songs that are featured on this compilation album.
Music being a central part of everyday Roma lives and ritual practices, this is music with real soul behind it and with distinct geographical mix and influence from across the Balkans and even India.
Absolutely recommended and essential listening, it is unlike anything I've heard in a long time and will certainly make you want to learn more about the music of the Roma.