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Romani People and Their Music: The Musical Traditions of European Roma

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The music of the Roma is extremely diverse. This variety depends on the specific groups of Romani people, their lifestyles, and the places they live. During the 19th century, in some parts of Europe such as Hungary, Spain, Russia, or the Balkans, the Roma participated in the creation of national music styles. Despite their tendency toward national and pan-national music, musical clues make it possible to identify the region from which a certain group of Roma musicians came. This presentation from Dr. Kateřina Andršová of the University of Hradec Královéfocuses focuses on the main musical traditions of the European Roma, especially in the Central European area, and discusses how Romani music has changed in recent decades and whether or not it can be considered a basic means of identification. This event is part of MSSU’s Czech Semester. Free and open to the public.


September 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Missouri Southern State University
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