When Gypsies Came To Town
21 March 2011
Alliance Francaise recently celebrated French language month by bringing in La Caravane Passe to entertain the francophiles. I had never heard of them before, but when I saw that they played gypsy music, I knew I couldn’t miss it.
Back in 2007, I had my first taste of it at Obsesion Bar in Bali where they play all kinds of world music. It was Russian gypsy when we were there, and we really really enjoyed it.
So cut to Monday when La Caravane Passe rocked Sofitel’s Sunset Tent.
Lead singer, Captain Feterman
Senor Llugany, Maestro Moretto, Captain Feterman, Kolonel Body
Doktor Pat on drums
SO MUCH FUN!!
Here’s a video I took when they abandoned the stage and played music minus “electricite”.
An autographed copy of their latest album, Ahora in da Futur. And in true gypsy form, the group was doing their own selling. Complete with old carton full of barya so they could give people change. Haha!
And a picture with Llugs, the one who also sings and speaks the most Spanish:
One of the friends I was with recounts how La Caravane Passe brought the house down at a music festival in Hungary. Which leads me to believe that they’d fit in so well at Malasimbo! How do we make this happen??
‘Til then, you can catch La Caravane Passe if you’re in Europe for the next few months:
Ending this post by teaching you all another word for “cheers” that I learned from Maestro Moretto himself. Ziveli!