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Sanda Weigl: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Anyone who has lived the myriad lives of the Diaspora as Sanda Weigl has, is qualified to speak for the generations of pain and joy, torture and triumph of human life that has come to pass for her people, and the Gypsies as well. Fleeing the repressive regime of Romania and falling afoul of the even more dictatorial post-war East Germany, she was jailed, gagged and just about forced to live the Gypsy life herself, until she left Europe altogether. ...

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Sanda: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Try as they might, the world's greatest instrument makers have yet to create anything that comes close to the beauty, joy or emotional intensity of the human voice. If this sounds like a somewhat contentious statement, then Gypsy In A Tree--a follow-up to Gypsy Killer (Knitting Factory Works, 2002)--should provide sufficient evidence, in the form of Sanda Weigl's dramatically evocative vocal interpretations of Roma songs from her childhood homeland. Sanda, as she is known professionally, sings these ...

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Sanda Weigl: Gypsy in a Tree

Read "Gypsy in a Tree" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Romanian singer Sanda Weigl's story is a harrowing one that spans the full length of the Cold War, from pre-Ceausescu Romania to communist East Berlin to West Berlin before arriving most recently in New York City, at a time when many Gotham musicians were investigating Eastern European influences in Western music, making her expertise in Gypsy music immediately popular. A lifelong fan of Romanian Gypsy music, Weigl drank deep from all its influences, pouring her lifetime of musical and political ...


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