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Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musiciansby Garth Cartwright
Synopses & Reviews
"It's a feverish travelogue. . . .The enthusiasm is completely infectious."—Chicago Reader
"Princes Amongst Men is steeped in history, culture, and the foundations of Roma musical heritage."—The Bookwatch
"Insightful, energized, and empathetic."—Time Out
On his wild and affectionate journey, Garth Cartwright wanders through the ruins of post-Communist Serbia and observes Roma refugees from the Kosovo conflict. Cartwright's engagement with Gypsy communities bypasses cliché and overturns prejudice to return with the true story of the Gypsies' Balkan blues.
Garth Cartwright lives in London. He is also the author of More Miles Than Money.
Recounts a Balkan odyssey in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians - the Roma Gypsies
About the Author
Garth Cartwright was born in New Zealand. He left school at 16, tried his hand at professional skateboarding, singing in punk bands, promoting concerts and even had a brief sojourn as a boxer, before turning to writing full time. In 1995 he won the Guardian Music Writing Award. He has written for leading international and specialist publications. He lives in London.
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