Chants tsiganes de Roumanie

Victor A. Stoichiță

This book is the first of a series published by Cité de la Musique (Paris), on the traditions of singing in the world. The aim of the collection is to provide pedagogic materials in an ethnomusicological spirit, primarily for music teachers.

After a general introduction on
rromani (Gypsy) history and culture, the book presents eight samples of the repertoire of an amateur Rroma singer from a village near Bucharest. The songs are translated and analyzed, and pedagogic pathways are described. An audio CD presents the referenced songs and their variants, performed by various Gypsy musicians. The overall intent is to illustrate notions of freedom, wit and fantasy, which are important in many Gypsy communities in Romania. The challenge of the book is to bring these notions in range of Western music teachers, to help them build meaningful sessions of musical practice with their pupils.

Cité de la Musique.
80 pages and audio CD.

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