Palikerav Mamo (“Thank you, Mother”)

Palikerav Mamo (“Thank you, Mother”)

“Thank You Mother” is a popular Roma song that’s been recorded countless times. The original author is unknown, but this is not unusual for these types of songs: Someone writes a song, someone else hears it and repeats it, someone else modifies it and adds to it… then...
Prichádza Kráľ (“The King is Coming”)

Prichádza Kráľ (“The King is Coming”)

“The King is Coming” is a song written by Ronald and Laura Sugar, members of the Devleskero Kher worship team. Since writing and first sharing it nearly three years ago, it has become a regular part of the worship of the church, also loved by the children and youth...
Džal džal (“There He Goes”)

Džal džal (“There He Goes”)

When we hear a Roma pop song and ask someone what the song’s about, we usually get a confident, straightforward answer:  [Shrug] Love!  Romantic love is one of the simple joys that can be found in the difficulties of daily life – that’s why it’s...
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...