05 Taraf de Ha´douks
|Ever since the release of their first album in 1991 and their appearance in Tony Gatlif's influential "Latcho Drom" film, Taraf de Ha´douks have been considered as the epitome of Gypsy music's fabulous vitality.
Apart from relentlessly touring around the globe, the group has engaged in a series of interesting collaborations: recordings and concert performances with Kronos Quartet, participation as models-cum-musicians in fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto's Paris and Tokyo shows, onscreen appearance alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci in Sally Potter's 'The Man Who Cried' (for the soundtrack of which they recorded five pieces) etc.
Meanwhile, the band members seem to have been relatively unaffected by all humdrum, they've retained their sense of humour and their way of life (they still reside in their modest Romanian village of Clejani, in the Valachian countryside).
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