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12-8-08 Latcho Drom – Auschwitz

Posted by Sean on December 8, 2008

Well, I’d like to continue the Roma thread here, Shanoah. But I kinda want to get away from Gypsy Caravan. I mean, I don’t want people to think we’re a one-trick pony here. [1]

In 1993, Tony Gatlif – a Rom born in Algeria – released a French documentary of Roma music called Latcho Drom, (loosely translated: “Safe Journey” or “Safe Road”). It documents music from India (where the Roma originated) through Europe and Egypt. Needless to say, when they get to places like Germany, the songs tend to get a little raw.

I haven’t seen Latcho Drom, though I may try to track it down now that I’ve seen this video. It’s a song called Auschwitz, sung by Holocaust survivor Margita Makulová. It’s… hard to listen to, especially when you hear her voice breaking while she’s singing.

Courtesy of hit004541.

[1] Even though we are.


3 Responses to “12-8-08 Latcho Drom – Auschwitz”

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  3. […] by shanoah on December 10, 2008 Oh, we got from Gypsy music to Klesmer through Austowitz, as I recall, Sean. I actually had another Klesmer clip lined up as a followup, too, by the […]

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