Regular readers will remember Marianne’s music feature that appeared here for a few months on Fridays, Multi Kulti Pandora’s Vase. Every week she put together a guest post in which shared the best in gypsy/balkan/romani music, presented via youtube video, and she would present it to us along with text she wrote utilizing her deep love and knowledge of the genre. That feature stopped a few months back because Mari had her hands full and was up to even bigger and better things . . . and I’m really excited to share with you Mari’s newest labor of love, Gadjo D’Rome.
Since January of this year, Mari has been devoting time to developing what has become a weekly live event in her hometown of Rome, Italy, that features international musicians and DJ’s and music, very much a “real world” version of Pandora’s Vase. Lucky for the rest of us outside of the region, the program is then podcasted and hosted on RadioSonar.net so that we, too, have the opportunity to hear her amazing show. In addition to being treated to the best of the multikulti genre, we now get to hear Mari’s lovely voice as she fills us in on the musical history and background of the music and talks to guest musicians and DJs.
I’ll be posting the links as the shows go up for your convenience, but I also recommend bookmarking the RadioSonar page so you can access it directly, as archives of past shows remain on the site.
DRUNKEN BALORDI THIS WEEK’S GADJO D’ROME GUEST ARTIST
This week is particularly special as Mari will be inviting blog favorite, Drunken Balordi, to her show this Friday. She will be sharing their music and interviewing the band, and you are invited to pose any questions you would like Mari to ask of them. Visit her Gadjo D’Rome Facebook page and post the question and your location there! Show will stream live at 7pm Rome time (1pm EST) via Radio Sonar.