ANTH: Gypsy – Stand Up, People: Gypsy Pop Songs from Tito’s Yugoslavia, 1964-1980 (Asphalt Tango)

stand_up_people Under socialist dictator Josip Tito of the former Yugoslavia (made up of what are now Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, & Kosovo), the Roma Gypsies were a recognized minority and their music was allowed to flourish. Many talented musicians mixed Gypsy folk with new influences like Bollywood film music, Turkish psychedelia, & western pop-rock. Here are rare recordings from the National Library in Belgrade & from 45 rpm records found in, among other places, Balkan flea-markets!

Read more about the music & the Roma Gypsies here in the CD Booklet (pdf)

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