Posts tagged ‘Gipsy music’

June 11, 2015

Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO) – some music

As you saw in my previous postHome Of Art had the honour to host Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra’s 1st (and 2nd!) concert in Amsterdam on June 1 (and 2) 2015.

BGKO is:
Robindro Nikolic- Clarinet, Serbia/India
Mattia Schirosa- Accordeon, Italy
Julien Chanal- Guitar, France
Ivan Kovacevic- Double Bass, Serbia
Stelios Togias- Percussion, Greece
Sandra Sangiao- Voice, Catalunya

I’d like to share some of their music with you. Enjoy! 

Gelem, Gelem is a song composed by Žarko Jovanović, often used as the anthem of the Romani people. The title has been adapted in many countries by local Roma to match their native orthography and spoken dialect of the Romani language. Some of the song’s many titles include “Gyelem, Gyelem” (Hungarian orthography), “Jelem, Jelem”, “Dzelem, Dzelem”, “Dželem, Dželem”, “Đelem, Đelem” (Croatian and Latin Serbian and Bosnian orthography), “Djelem, Djelem” (German and French orthography), “Ђелем, Ђелем” (Cyrillic Serbian and Bosnian orthography), “Ѓелем, Ѓелем”, “Џелем, Џелем”, “Джелем, джелем” (Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian orthography), “Opré Roma” and “Romale Shavale”.

I present you Djelem Djelem by the Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra: 

Cigani ljubljat pesni is a traditional Russian Gipsy song.
Here’s BGKO’s interpretation, Cigani Ljubiat Pesnji by the Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra: 


And here’s BGKO’s latest clip, just released, Imbarca.


BGKO regularly tours Europe, and I can assure you these clips are nothing compared to hearing them live. Check them out if they’re around you! Keep an eye on their website and/or Facebook page to stay up to date about their touring schedule:

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Thank you Wikipedia.



March 13, 2012

Music duel: Jewish klezmer vs Gipsy music – Train de vie

Train de vie, Train of life, (1998) by Radu Mihaileanu; In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organise a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. 

I love this movie! And I really like Shlomo.

Schlomo - Train de Vie

Schlomo - Train de Vie


The coolest part of the movie is for me the music duel between the Jewish & the Gipsies.
AAAH That’s TOTALLY my dancing music!
It makes me  feel like partying & dancing barefoot in the gras in the sunshine when I hear that!


For my Portugesa A.! Or Bela Monstro as she’d like to call herself. CHECK IT OUT!


November 21, 2011

Feel Good musicheta

fog…darkness…stress.. you know.

Sometimes you NEEEED to listen to some feel-good-musicheta to pimp your mood. What do YOU listen to then?

Here’s my new favourite;


I’m pretty proud I found a great song not yet posted on my favourite blog Gypsylyrics, but I’m not as good as Mr (mrs??) Gipsylyrics. Come on, my friend, do what you’re good at; Who’s that singer? What are the lyrics? Where’s the song from?  Can you find a clip?