Princes amongst men : journeys with gypsy musicians / Garth Cartwright Cartwright, Garth

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Cartwright, Garth; Romanies - Balkan Peninsula - Social life and customs.; Romanies - Music.
Weaving historical fact, mythic tales and contemporary voices, "Princes Amongst Men" recounts a Balkan odyssey in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians - the Roma Gypsies. Garth Cartwright wanders through the ruins of post-Communist Serbia and observes Roma refugees from the Kosovo conflict. He attends a Gypsy wedding in Macedonia, conveys the tragedy of Romania in the aftermath of Ceaucescu, scours Skopje for opium, charts the Euro-Asian beauties so prominent in Bulgaria and witnesses the fiery celebrations that mark Ederlezi, the Night of the Gypsies, in an impoverished Gypsy ghetto. As the popularity of Gypsy music rises in the West, "Princes Amongst Men" is set to become the classic book on their music.
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