[inline: 1=CD cover Small] "Music beyond prejudice: Romani variations on the European Anthem" is a new Dosta! campaign production and at the same time a very symbolic one.
The CD features five leading groups from the galaxy of Roma music – including Shqiperiagroup from Albania, Kal and R. Point from Serbia, the Alsatian guitarist and interpreter of manouche jazz Yorgui Loeffler, and Esma Redzepova, one of the most famous Roma singers. The result is an eclectic and explosive mixture of Balkan sounds, jazz and traditional Roma music which is at the same time faithful to its origins whilst also being completely up to date.
Esma Redzepova has performed at the CD launch at 12pm (in the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Chamber) during an award ceremony to honour the best local initiatives for the integration of Roma people, the “Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities”. The award is given by the Council of Europe Congress, which is holding a session from 19-21 November 2007 in Strasbourg.
[inline: 3=star image] Interview on France Info (only French)
[inline: 3=star image] Photo gallery