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aeolus

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Gypsies 

About 20 years ago or so I used a satalite feed for TV and there was a channel that seems to have been a nonprofit humanitarian outfit and they had a series on Spanish gypsies that I really liked . I have been thinking of them lately and managed to run down 2 programs on Youtube. But the one I really wanted focused on the boy seen on these clips. If anyone has any info on that one I would like to get it. It was clearly one of a series.


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Leñador

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

These are clips from a Tony Gatliff film called Latcho Drom. Follows gypsy music from it's origins in northern india through the middle east, eastern europe, france and lastly spain. The women singing in the second clip are "La Caita" and Remedios Amaya.
(Both from same film, not a series)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2013 21:31:49
 
aeolus

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

Thanks so much. I'll see if I can run down the film.

Edit: Amazon has used VHS very reasonable.
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Leñador

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

Sometimes it's up on youtube in it's entirety, I bought it though, awesome film. The boy is Viejino.

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jeff_hatcher

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

posted in 10 parts on YT
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chester

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

Wow, latcho drom is an incredible movie. It gave me a great perspective on flamenco. seeing that little Indian girl dancing in the desert.

I hope you find it and watch it, aeolus. I KNOW you'll enjoy it!
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El Comanche

 

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to chester

If you like that check out Tony Gatlif's "Vengo" too. Lot's of flamenco in the context of a Gipsy family feud drama. Tomatito, Caita, Paquera and more.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 1 2013 9:07:11
 
aeolus

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

I really liked latcho drom. Coincidently, on a film forum (IMDb) someone asked for names of films on gypsies so I gave him the link to the YouTube files of the film. Someone else suggested Vengo as well and I have added it to my Netflix queue.

For film buffs here The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch combines conspiracies', flamenco and a new use for a guitar string. The flamenco club scene is brief and a guitar figures in the action what there is of it as the film is very slow and obscure for most of its run.
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Ricardo

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

quote:

For film buffs here The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch combines conspiracies', flamenco and a new use for a guitar string.


Happened across this flippin channels on cable, odd as I rarely flip channels anymore thanks to internet. Got sucked in thanks to a hot naked woman scene. Ok, next thing was the female dancer in the film is Ellie "La Truco". I played for her several times and know her pretty well personally so that was a fun surprise. (got my own conspiracy issues I call "voodoo" where odd coincidences like that slap me in the face all the time). The PROBLEM for us flamenco fans is, she is dancing and the guy, Talegon is singing, over and over, PETENERAS. So I had to of course turn the stupid movie OFF immediately.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 1 2013 14:13:30
 
aeolus

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RE: Gypsies (in reply to aeolus

Here is what Jarmusch says about it:

JARMUSCH: That was another weird coincidence. That dancer, La Truco—her name means “the trick”—when I was talking with her, she said that she teaches a class called Tai Chi Flamenco. She jokingly calls it that because it’s all about slow hand motions. And then I got really obsessed with this one form of flamenco called -peteneras—it’s very slow and tragic, and it’s also kind of taboo among flamenco musicians. They don’t like to play it. There’s a history of bad things happening around it, but it’s slow and it’s not about the feet. It’s more about the hands and the body, and death is usually the subject, or some kind of tragic love. So I asked La Truco to prepare something based on this existing -peteneras song, and she and the musicians created that whole sequence. She worked on it for a couple weeks and just brought that to the film.

I guess we'll have to blame La Truco for that appalling lapse in the understanding of the inner mysteries.
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