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Gypsy musicians of Transylvania

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 September 2004

Lucy Duran visits the village of Clejani in Romania for an impromptu session by some local gypsy musicians. She also meets flute player Grigore Lese, who is keeping alive the rural traditions of Transylvania.

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20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Gypsy musicians play at a wedding

    Gypsy musicians play at a wedding in Copaciu. Lucy prepares for a trip to Transylvania.

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      00:00

      Gypsy musicians Gypsy music a wedding in Capaciu (partially under speech)

  • Romanian shepherd music

    Grigore Lese describes the traditional pipe he plays and the Romanian shepherd music.

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  • Doyna

    Grigore Lese talks about the Doyna, the oldest style of Romanian vocal music.

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  • Romanian folk and gypsy music

    Grigore Lese compares Romanian folk music and gypsy music.

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  • Turkish influences

    Lucy describes the influence Turkish music has had on Romanian gypsy music.

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    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:20

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Gypsy music medley

  • Sandu Family Band

    The Sandu family band, local gypsy musicians play a Hora (traditional dance).

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    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:29

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Hora of Clejani

  • The Hora

    The gypsy singer from the Sandu family band demonstrates the dance movements of the Hora.

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    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:35

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Why Lord shouldn't I drink?

  • Villiage life and gypsy music

    Sandu Constantin describes village life and how gypsy music combines sadness with joy.

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    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:43

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Gipsy Hora

  • The Sandu family band in Clejani

    The Sandu family band in Clejani play gypsy music in a special session.

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    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:51

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Green Forest O Green Forest

    • Image for The Sandu family band (in Clejani)
      00:55

      The Sandu family band (in Clejani) Bibilika

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