Various ~ The Romany Trail: Gypsy Music in Europe ~ DVD
Both an artistic showcase and a probing documentary, these two DVD's explore Gypsies' place in the societies (or fringes thereof) they inhabit, and their huge contributions to the arts of these same societies. Volume 1 starts in India and travels to Egypt, where we are introduced to all sorts of Gipsy artists and performers, and then it's on to Spain for a look at the Flamenco world and the unique situation of Gypsies there. The second volume focuses more on the Gipsy populations of Europe and their music. The topic is fascinating, and well presented by noted British film-maker Jeremy Marre.