Devla Tu (“I Truly Love You”)

Devla Tu (“I Truly Love You”)

“I Truly Love You” is worship song well-known among Roma in Kosice and the surrounding region, and can be found in various versions on Youtube and other social sharing sites. Its original author is unknown, but its simple melody and message speaks of the Roma...
Romanca

Romanca

“Romanca” is an instrumental song written by the students and director of the Galakticka School Band. It is a technical piece, meant to give the lead guitarist a chance to improvise on a simple melody. But though it’s a practice piece and not similar to traditional...
Ty si hoden viac (You Are Worth More)

Ty si hoden viac (You Are Worth More)

“You Are Worth More” is a song written by Leonard Horvath and frequently used in worship at Devleskero Kher Church. It’s a simple but heartfelt song about the role our relationship with God can play in our lives. Horvath says the inspiration for the song came from a...
Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music

By Grayson Hester  Note: This article originally appeared on the CBF Blog on 22 July, 2020. Follow this link to view the original article. Some say that music is the universal language, a dialect all people can speak and understand. Well, if that’s the case, then...
Šukar Jakha (Beautiful Eyes)

Šukar Jakha (Beautiful Eyes)

The song Šukar Jakha (Beautiful Eyes) is one of countless Roma folk songs whose author and origin is unknown. It’s a simple song with themes that abound in Roma folk music – love and dancing. Recorded here by the Galakticka Children’s Choir, it follows a typical Roma...