The Gypsy Trail,
The road of the Gypsies from India to the rest of the world.

It is said that many centuries ago, tribes of nomadic peoples from Rajasthan, North of India, migrated and settled around Europe and the Mediterranean sea. The Gypsies who arrived in Spain around the 15th century were probably descendants from these tribes. At that time, in the South of Spain, Christian, Sephardic and Muslim peoples were living together in harmony in the mythical Andalusia. Sophisticated musical cultures were emerging as a product of crossed influences and constant interplay. Flamenco, as it is generally acknowledged, grew out of the unique interaction between traditional Andalusian music and the Gypsies’ distinctive art of singing.

...Work in progress...

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Select bibliography and other valuable documents

Reference Books :

Caterina Pasqualino Dire le chant -CNRS Editions/1998.
Caterina Pasqualino Flamenco gitan -CNRS Editions/2008.
Guy Bretéché Histoire du flamenco, Eloge de l'éclair -Atlantica.
Pierre Lefranc Le Cante Jondo -Faculté des lettres de Nice CID Diffusion.
Bernard Leblon Musiques tsiganes et Flamenco -L'Harmattan.
Bernard Leblon Gypsies and Flamenco -Collection Interface.
Donald Kenrick Gypsies from India to the Mediterranean -Collection Interface.
Nancy Thede Gitans et Flamenco, les rythmes de l'identité -L'Harmattan.
Cristina Cruces Roldán El flamenco y la música andalusí - Argumentos para un encuentro -Ediciones Carena.
Wendy Buonaventura Serpent of the Nile -Saqi Books.
Ashish Mohan Khokar Folk Dance, Tribal, Ritual and Martial forms -Rupa and Co.

Two CDs and leaflet :

L'epopée tzigane Road of the Gypsies -Network.
Qawwali Flamenco -Accords croisés.
Egypt Music of the Nile from the desert to the sea -Virgin France.
Arte Flamenco: L'age d'or du cante -Mandala Harmomia mundi.

Titi Robin Jivula -Madoro music.