Migrating Forms: The Gitana Xula

Romani is a mashup culture. With origins in either northern India or Egypt, the Romani people live in nearly all parts of Europe, North Africa, and some of the Arab world. Fittingly, they go by many names: in the Iberian peninsula, the Romani are known as the gitano, or simply Gypsies. Everywhere Gypsies have gone, they have hybridized with local culture producing synthesized genres of fashion, music, and dance. Emerging from the culture-blur is a… [read more »]