Gypsy Caravan, When The Road Bends

110mins2008MusicTVPG
director
Jasmine Dellal
starring
Esma RedzepovaJohnny DeppTaraf de Haidouks
An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, GYPSY CARAVAN is a dazzling display of the musical world of the Roma, juxtaposed to the real world they live in. Five bands from four countries unite for the World Music Institute's Gypsy Caravan 6-week concert tour across North America with the musicians astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, from Romanian violin and Indian folk to Raga and jazz. And with fire in their bellies and soul in their voices, they present an explosion of song and dance that celebrates the best of Gypsy music and the diversity of the Romani people.

Shot by cinema verité icon Albert Maysles, the film takes place during the USA tour as well as on location in Macedonia, Romania, India, and Spain. The tales of these characters unfold and are woven between their performances, reflecting the imagery and emotion of the music.

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