This book is the first of a series published by the Cité de la Musique. It aims to provide pedagogic materials in an ethnomusicological spirit, primarily for music teachers. After a general introduction on rromani (Gypsy) history and culture, this book presents eight samples of the repertoire of an amateur Rroma singer from a village near Bucharest. The songs are translated and analyzed, and pedagogic pathways are described. An audio CD presents the referenced songs and their variants, performed by various Gypsy musicians. The overall intent is to illustrate notions of freedom, wit and fantasy, which are important in many Gypsy communities in Romania. The challenge of the book is to bring these notions in range of French music teachers, to help them build meaningful sessions of musical practice with their pupils.
Original languageUnknown
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherCité de la musique
ISBN (Print)978-2-914147-48-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameTraditions chantées
PublisherCité de la musique

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