Discover the invigorating and passionate sounds of Taraf de Haïdouks, a group of Gypsy "lautari" (traditional musicians) from the small village of Clejani, Romania, during their first Minnesota performance. A dozen brilliant instrumentalists and singers, ranging in age from 20 to 78, introduce Western listeners to the rich, remarkably complex musical world of the Romanian Gypsies--dizzying fiddle dances, Turkish-flavored tunes from the Balkans, and characteristic vocal inflections reminiscent of their origins on the Indian subcontinent. Copresented with the Cedar Cultural Centre.
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Taraf de Haïdouks CD. Nonesuch Music, 1999. $17.97 ($16.17 Walker members).