Spanish flamenco is Romani.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 – We were originally traveling court musicians in northern India. Flamenco is Romani.
Traveling court musicians, originally from northern India.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE SYMPHONY SPACE Upper West Side, NYC Producer Javier Limón reassembled the last touring band of the greatest flamenco guitarist in history -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Friday, November 22, 2019 THEATRE AT WESTBURY WESTBURY, Long Island The master at blending flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa. “Lágrimas Negras” -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
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There are Romani in Romania, but we are not Romanian. We were originally traveling court musicians in northern India. We still have a community there.
In the Middle Ages, some of us traveled from India to the end of the European world in Andalusía, Spain. Along the way we absorbed Persian, Arab, Jewish, Turkish, Balkan, European and African traditions. All this is in flamenco.
Columbus and Spaniards conquered the Americas from Cádiz, Andalusía’s Atlantic port. They brought flamenco and us to the Americas.
In Cuba, the other side of the Spanish galleon route, flamenco guitar mixed with African drum into what we now know as Latin music. So Latin music has Romani roots from India. How about that?