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Gypsy Violins Hungarian Slovak Gypsies in America (Volume 1)
by Steve Piskor
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0578099896, Paperback)This book is written as a documented account of the Hungarian Slovak Gypsies in America, not as a novel. Their history was spread out in different publications throughout the world. This book puts it all together and explains their history.
My book has won the 2013 USA Best Book Award as a "Finalist" in the "History: United States category and is now up for an International Award.
The book is a documented history of Hungarian-Slovak Gypsies that came to America over 120 years ago, they brought to America the traditional Hungarian Gypsy music they and their ancestors played in Europe for hundreds of years. They are directly linked to Europe's finest Gypsy musicians.
This book was written to preserve this great Hungarian Gypsy heritage. Throughout time Roma were discriminated against, persecuted and murdered for being Gypsy. Today the decendents of these Roma don't want to be Gypsy anymore and they are now on the verge of losing their heritage and music because of all the racism they face everyday.
George Soros' Open Society Foundations. http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/what-us-musical-tradition-can-teach-us-about-roma-culture
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/books/2012/09/08/Author-records-Romany-music-culture/stories/201209080176
From the villages of Hungary, this music was brought to America to make our hearts sing. It is part of world roots music. Piskor tells us,using words and striking photographs,the inside story about his Gypsy family and friends, and warns us of cultural treasures we may be losing. --Professor Steve Balkin, Roosevelt University http://sites.roosevelt.edu/sbalkin/roma/
I encourage you to acquire a book long overdue when concerning American-Hungarian music. Gypsy Violins is a significant historical document for anyone who has danced or listened to a csárdás or any other Magyar folk music. --Tibor Check Jr. William Penn Life Magazine http://www.williampennlife.org/wplife/2012/Wm.Penn.Life.June.2012.pdf
Congratulations on your new book! Incredibly valuable. --Professor Ian Hancock Ph.D http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2003/romani.html
Professor Helen Cambell https://www.facebook.com/helen.campbell.98
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See "Gypsy Violins" Gypsy Music" the CD 23 historical songs for the preservation of Hungarian Gypsy music.
Gypsy Violins Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZsf8aD5hFU&list=UUuQi9hSX-x1ep_tq3yuOf7Q&feature=c4-overview
"Gypsy Violins" "Gypsy Music" CD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1gfKNJfWDs
Gypsy Violins web site http://www.gypsyviolins.com/
Tony Ballog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HwFZ1AgVZk
Bill Yedla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNkQH2ePaQ
Get a copy of the CD "Gypsy Violins" on Amazon for the preservation of Hungarian Gypsy Music
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