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Princes Amongst Men Garth Cartwright

Princes Amongst Men By Garth Cartwright

Princes Amongst Men by Garth Cartwright


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Weaving historical fact, mythic tales and contemporary voices, this work recounts a Balkan odyssey in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians - the Roma Gypsies.

Princes Amongst Men Summary

Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians by Garth Cartwright

Weaving historical fact, mythic tales and contemporary voices, Princes Amongst Men recounts a Balkan odyssey in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians - the Roma Gypsies. On his wild and affectionate journey, Garth Cartwright wanders through the ruins of post-Communist Serbia and observes Roma refugees from the Kosovo conflict. He attends a Gypsy wedding in Macedonia, conveys the tragedy of Romania in the aftermath of Ceaucescu, scours Skopje for opium, charts the Euro-Asian beauties so prominent in Bulgaria, almost marries a Gypsy princess in Kocani and witnesses the fiery celebrations that mark Ederlezi, the Night of the Gypsies, in an impoverished Bulgarian Gypsy ghetto. Cartwright?s engagement with Gypsy communities bypasses clich? and overturns prejudice to return with the true story of the Gypsies? Balkan blues.

Princes Amongst Men Reviews

?Excellent survey of Roma musicians in the Balkans? What distinguishes Cartwright is his style, his verve and his wholehearted engagement with his subject? Observer ?Funny, revealing and frequently moving? Observer Music Monthly ?For anyone interested in the reality of Roma culture, or planning a holiday in the region, this is the perfect offbeat companion? Sue Steward, Telegraph ?Insightful, energised and empathetic? Time Out

About Garth Cartwright

Garth Cartwright was born in New Zealand. He left school at 16, tried his hand at professional skateboarding, singing in punk bands, promoting concerts and even had a brief sojourn as a boxer, before turning to writing full time. In 1995 he won the Guardian Music Writing Award. He has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent On Sunday, The Times, Time Out, Uncut, Folk Roots, and a multitude of international publications. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001836168
9781852424831
1852424834
Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians by Garth Cartwright
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2007-06-14
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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