Are you the kind of person who likes those gypsy punk bands like Gogol Bordello? It’s kind of hard not to; the music is infectious and their live shows are out of this world.
Tonight International Lens presents When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema.
I have to say, Romani people get a bad rap. Yes, there are some Romas (gypsies) that will rob you blind while you’re on vacation in Europe, and since those people typically tend to be more visible than most Romas the whole culture tends to get stereotyped as bad people, as vagrants.
The truth is, the Romani culture is an incredibly colorful, diverse one. And then there’s mention the music, which is pretty incredible. This film is all about the music and how it really bonds such a diverse culture. Here’s the synopsis:
This concert film/cultural documentary follows the 2001 U.S. “Gypsy Caravan” tour, which showcased five bands from four countries: Macedonia, Romania, India and Spain. The film captures electrifying performances and takes us behind-the-scenes where the groups, divided by language and musical interest, find inspiration through a common passion for music.
Again, this film is showing tonight, October 27th, at 7pm at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema.