Released by Caroline.
LATCHO DROM: Bande Originale Du Film
soundtrack from the stunning film Latcho Drom is a first-class
introduction to the story of Gypsy music and culture. Tracing a
chronological 1,000-year-old path of Gypsy migration from Rajasthan to
Spain, these 18 tracks contain a myriad of different styles from the
Indian subcontinent, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France,
and the flamenco Gypsies of Barcelona. Many well-respected acts like
Taraf de Haidouks and Hasam Yarim are featured as well as many unknown
but extremely talented Gypsy artists. Whereas the film paints a picture
of a struggling society, the collected music illustrates the resilience
of these outcastes, with the majority of tracks being effervescent
dance music echoing many cultures. There are reflections of tragedy and
sadness, notably from Romania, but these are more than balanced by
rocking Balkan block parties, Turkish cabaret, and French guitarists
swinging as hard as Django Reinhardt.