Thursday, May 16, 2013

JamandaHalfxVagabrothers Destination 12: Romania

Romania’s music is good vibes.  Most of it can be roughly categorized as gypsy folk music, radical classical, crappy poppy club, or some sort of amalgamation.

The folk gypsy music is world renowned and characterized by traditional instruments such as the caboza and the tarogato  and reputed for its high energy. The country also produced many great classical composers during its time as part of the Ottoman Empire. However, today homegrown pop stars such as Alexandra Stan dominate the radio while artists like Nicolae Guta and the Mahala Rai Banda bridge the gap between old and new by fusing club and dance music with more traditional sounds. One thing's for sure Romanians must dance well! 

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