World Wednesday: Roma and Gypsy music

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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