Today’s From the Library dips into the musical world of the Roma, sometimes known as gypsies, as well as related musical traditions, including Moroccan Gypsy music and Persian santour music. Roma music of Eastern Europe often uses the cimbalom, a
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World Wednesday: Roma and Gypsy music

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by Otenth Paderborn on Wednesday, 14 May, 2008

Today’s From the Library dips into the musical world of the Roma, sometimes known as gypsies, as well as related musical traditions, including Moroccan Gypsy music and Persian santour music. Roma music of Eastern Europe often uses the cimbalom, a relative of the santour and the hammered dulcimer. Brass bands are another popular idiom, represented in today’s program.

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s program was produced by Otenth Paderborn.

For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ideal URL for you to plug into your home parcel media address in-world — or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player. (If you want to listen off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and the above address doesn’t work for you, click here.)

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