The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra

The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra

Profile:
The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra of America and California was an itinerant band of engineers, doctors, teachers, and musicians who played their music at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Formed in 1976 by friends who shared a love of Yiddish, Russian, and Rom (Gypsy) music, the band was among the first of its kind to blossom in California. Violin, lute, balalaika (a triangular, stringed lute), contra-bass balalaika, bouzouki (a pear-shaped, long-necked lute), accordion, domra (another long-necked lute), and guitar accompany singers from Israel, Russia, and Mill Valley. Tracks include Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, an Israeli love song inspired by King Solomon's Song of Songs, a ritual circumcision song in Ladino (the language of the Spanish Jews), and a classic Yiddish riddle song ("Tumbalalaika") about the mysteries of the heart.
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The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra Discography Tracks

Albums

The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra Otherwise Known As The Travelling Jewish Wedding (Album) Mitzvah Records (2) US 1981 Sell This Version

Compilations

RCD3-1009 Hamza El Din, Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra*, Ustad Sultan Khan, Music Of Upper And Lower Egypt Hamza El Din, Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra*, Ustad Sultan Khan, Music Of Upper And Lower Egypt - 3 Inches Of The World(CD, Mini, Comp, CD3) Rykodisc RCD3-1009 US 1988 Sell This Version