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I’m back to share my experiences with people.
Why waste a lot of words on this woman? Vera Bila is simply a living legend. After a long creative break, the Grand Dame of Roma music is back with new drive and her old band. Gypsy Music Network is very proud to be able to present to you this very personal and intimate interview.
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We are all one, pralla!
The eight-member Prallasoundsystem from Mannheim is currently causing quite a sensation and bringing a breath of fresh air to the music scene with their new type of mix of Balkan music and German sprechgesang. Hip hop, funk, jazz and pop encounter the music traditions of the Balkans and Roma to create the distinct and unique “pralla sound”! On the occasion of their debut EP “Imigranti” released on 6 March 2015, Gypsy Music Network spoke with founder and frontman Pralla Präsident about how the band came together, his Balkan roots and how one can become a true pralla...
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All the songs are my children!
For almost 20 years now, the Serbian band Kal has been leaving its mark on the international world music scene like practically no other Roma band. Dragan Ristic is the man behind Kal. Not only is he an outstanding musician, composer and songwriter, but he is also a true Roma activist.
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Life is sharper in HD!
In our time and society, videos are most likely consumed on a daily basis and with growing frequency. This is done with a naturalness that suggests that we seldom even think about who is actually behind the work. Piotr Smolenski is one of those people. The young Pole can already look back on a remarkable and diverse body of work as a director and cameraman.
I address everything that, in my opinion, is going wrong on our planet...
"Retro Cassé" is the name of the debut album that was released in early 2014 by the Alsatian rapper Yenich. Far from the typical hip-hop stereotypes, this man with his relaxed flow and dark, penetrating story-telling voice goes his own separate musical way. Read here the Interview.
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Music has made a lot of things in our life turn out for the good!
Aurel Ionita is a violinist, composer and head of the hit Romanian group Mahala Rai Banda. Although extremely busy, he was able to take some time out for a short, but very interesting talk with Gypsy Music Network.
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I grew up amongst beasts of prey and elephants
Rock Gitano is practically a legend and a permanent part of Zurich nightlife. For more than 15 years, he has been delighting audiences with Balkan beats and gypsy punk. Gypsy Music Network spoke with him about his career as a DJ, his origin as a Yenish and how he met Eugene Hutz.
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Music is my life!
Martin Lubenov is a key part of the Roma / Balkan music scene. With "Dui Droma" and "Veselina" he has coined two classics of contemporary Balkan and Roma music. Gypsy Music Network spoke with him about his past, current developments in Roma music and his future plans.


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