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“Gypsy Music” and “Yiddish Music” Aren’t the Same Thing

I think the people at Trend Hunter may have gotten the memo that Jews and gypsies aren’t the same, but maybe they just gave it a quick glance and forgot?  Also, aren’t we about six years into the "gypsy music … Read More

By / March 3, 2010

I think the people at Trend Hunter may have gotten the memo that Jews and gypsies aren’t the same, but maybe they just gave it a quick glance and forgot?  Also, aren’t we about six years into the "gypsy music trend"?  Doesn’t that take the luster off the "trend" tag?

"And don’t forget the DJ’s either! Groups like Balkan Beat Box are proving maybe it was a good idea to hold on to all those Klezmer albums bequeathed to you by your Yiddish grandmother (not quite gypsy music, but you get the point).  Rare cuts like that those are providing great loops for the latest gypsy remixes"