Book of the Week: Romani Routes

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Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora by Carol Silverman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, “Roma are revered …

Romani dance and music in Turkey

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24 September 2019 (19:00 to 20:30) 2019 – 2020 Lecture Series The Romani and Traveller peoples of Turkey (Romanlar, Domlar, Lomlar, Gezginler, Abdallar and others), have been present in Anatolia and Thrace (Anadolu ve Trackya) since the Byzantine period, arriving at a similar time to the first Saldjûk (Selçuk) Turks began to settle in eastern regions, c.1050. Originally from India, …