Rough Guide to the Music of Romanian Gypsy

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Romania has produced some of the most eloquent and accomplished Romany artists ever to record, and many of them appear on this compilation. Whether it's the flying fiddles of Taraf de Haïdouks, the breathtaking cimbalom playing of genius Toni Iordache, or the expectation-challenging electronica-meets-bear-baiting of Shukar Collective, there's a sense of freedom and of daring about it all. Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ion Petre Stoican, Dona Dumitru Siminica -- the list is seemingly endless, and all remarkably talented, providing track after track of wondrous music. If there's one criticism, it's that the second half of the disc appears to flag a little, but that's a fault of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Romania has produced some of the most eloquent and accomplished Romany artists ever to record, and many of them appear on this compilation. Whether it's the flying fiddles of Taraf de Haïdouks, the breathtaking cimbalom playing of genius Toni Iordache, or the expectation-challenging electronica-meets-bear-baiting of Shukar Collective, there's a sense of freedom and of daring about it all. Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ion Petre Stoican, Dona Dumitru Siminica -- the list is seemingly endless, and all remarkably talented, providing track after track of wondrous music. If there's one criticism, it's that the second half of the disc appears to flag a little, but that's a fault of the programming rather than the quality of the music. By putting a number of virtuosic gems upfront, it creates expectations of more, so the stouter virtues of later artists don't glitter as much as they should, although they're desperately formidable just listen to the Ion Miu cut. It's all excellent -- just a few things leap out more obviously than others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2008
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633121025
  • Catalog Number: 1210
  • Sales rank: 168,761

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Parlapapup (Sa Va Spun de un Bautor) - Taraf de Haïdouks (4:18)
  2. 2 Alili (4:17)
  3. 3 Cantec Si Breaze Ca La Fantanele (4:38)
  4. 4 Mite, Mite - Mielu Bibescu (3:58)
  5. 5 Hora de La Oltenita - Ion Petre Stoican (2:36)
  6. 6 Iest Sexy - Mahala Rai Banda (4:14)
  7. 7 Taraf (3:27)
  8. 8 Kan Marau La - Dan Armeanca (4:32)
  9. 9 Spune, Maiculita Spune (2:31)
  10. 10 Doamne Da-Mi Putere - Cornelia Catanga (4:07)
  11. 11 Pe Drumul de La Buzau (2:48)
  12. 12 Mierlita Cind E Bolnava - Florea Cioaca (2:32)
  13. 13 Pe Ulita Armaneasca - Ionel Tudorache (2:56)
  14. 14 De Cind Te Cunosc Pe Tine (5:12)
  15. 15 Bate Vintul Frunzele - Fulgerica & the Mahala Gypsies (4:20)
  16. 16 La Salul Cel Negru - Dona Dumitru Siminica (3:38)
  17. 17 Hora Rudarenilor - Marcel Budala (2:21)
  18. 18 Cantaret de Mahala - Constantin Stanciu (4:01)
  19. 19 Mahala Si Tiganie - Andrei Mihalache (2:15)
  20. 20 Cu Damigeana - Ion Miu (7:16)
  21. 21 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lawrence Cedar Mastering
Vincent Kenis Composer
Ion Miu Composer
Phil Stanton Producer
Simon Broughton Cover Art
Traditional Composer
Michelle Winter Composer
Sapo Perapaskero Composer
Dan "Boxcar" Rosenberg Liner Notes
Dragi Sestic Composer
Mielu Bibescu Composer
Florea Cioaca Composer
Andrei Mihalache Composer
Ionel Tudorache Composer
Constantin Stanciu Composer
Dan Armeanca Composer
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