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Gitans
Thierry Titi Robin
Gitans
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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This fine French guitarist and oud player has gathered a delightful group of singers and players to explore the highways and byways of Gypsy music. The sounds of Western and Eastern Europe, of Pakistan and India, and of No...  more »

      
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All Artists: Thierry Titi Robin
Title: Gitans
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Silex
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/17/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin Music, Flamenco, Middle East
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093046899523

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This fine French guitarist and oud player has gathered a delightful group of singers and players to explore the highways and byways of Gypsy music. The sounds of Western and Eastern Europe, of Pakistan and India, and of North Africa all join beautifully on this excellent CD. From out of the east come the memorable female vocalist Gulabi Sapera and tabla maestro Hameed Khan. The powerful flamenco voices of Paco el Lobo and Bruno and Mambo Saadana meld with well-played guitars, oud, accordion, frame drums, palmas, and the occasional clarinet for an inspired and bracing set of tunes. Liner notes in English, French, and Spanish translate lyrics that celebrate life, face death unflinchingly, and speak of the mothers' tears that link this world to the next. --Jeff Grubb

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Every world music fan should own this
10/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is drenched in the sound of the Oud (it sounds like a sitar/mandolin/guitar hybrid) and the rhythms of the Middle East and Africa. The tunes are melodic and accessible, the improvising is great, the instrumentation is intimate and fresh -accordian, voice,clarinet, oud, tabla - and the album is beautifully recorded. I have owned this for over a year and play it more than any other album. I also reccommend the movie "Latcho Drom", the Realworld compilation album "Bliss" and Jesse Cook's "Vertigo". They are all different but they have a similar reverberant "feel" about them."
Wonderful gypsy music
dave | 08/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this CD, every track on it is excellent. If you like the "Gypsy Kings" you most likely will like Thierry Robin too. His music is so passionate, heartfelt, great for dancing. Thierry Robin sounds influenced by music from India, Europe, Arabia and the flamenco. I can highly recommend this Cd."