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Interview with Vadim Kolpakov, Romani musician from Russia, on integration - Romea.cz

Vadim Kolpakov currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He comes from the great tradition of Romani performers from Russia, a tradition that has given us the film star Yul Brynner, the Romen theater company, and the singers Valentina Ponomaryova and Alyona Buzylyova. It was already clear ...

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Romany (Gypsy) music for the new century

It was a journey that began centuries ago when nomads from India began moving westward into West Asia and Europe. They settled in various locales, mingled with the locals, created unique cultures, and they also made unique music. Their descendants came to be known as Gypsies. Today they are better known as Romany or Roma.
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Music of the Roma. An interview with Vadim Kolpakov

Vadim, it has been an incredible journey for the Roma, from India to Europe, that has taken quite a bit of time; something like 1,000 years. What can you tell us about the Roma music and culture that has evolved as part of this journey? What exactly is Roma music and culture today?
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Romany guitarist Vadim Kolpakov has a master's hands and a wanderer's feet

Sometimes you get the biggest presents at somebody else's birthday party. Vadim Kolpakov found that out when a mutual friend suggested he play at the London home of Mrs. Guy Ritchie. Result? The Kolpakov Trio landed a spot on the Sticky & Sweet world tour for 2008-09, playing gypsy-style music for Madonna
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From Moscow to Charlotte, a Gypsy King keeps the Romani tradition alive

Virtuoso Romani guitarist Vadim Kolpakov, who is recording a new album with the 75-year-old Rada Volshaninova, has performed with musicians all over the world, even Madonna. Vadim Kolpakov has the wanderlust. Not necessarily because he is a Romani, descendants of a people who migrated out of India a thousand years ago.
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Vadim Kolpakov TAKING ROMANI MUSIC FROM VOLGA ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Born and raised on the banks of the river Volga in Russia, world renowned 7-string guitarist Vadim Kolpakov is one of the most prominent Romani musicians of his generation. Starting from an early age and inspired by a musical family, his musical journey would take him out of his home town and eventually his home country.
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articles In Russian/ на русском

Интервью в русской газете «НАШ ТЕХАС»

Говорят, что цыганский мир и весь остальной - как вода и масло, они соприкасаются, но не смешиваются. Тем не менее, весь мир живо интересует самобытная, сочная, яркая цыганская культура, в первую очередь, музыкальная. Для выходцев из СССР эталоном цыганской музыки был московский театр «Ромэн». Скоро в Техас с концертами приезжает артист этого прославленного ...

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Вадим Колпаков: «Работать с Мадонной – сплошное удовольствие!»

Певица Мадонна пригласила русских музыкантов – знаменитое Kolpakov trio, исполняющих цыганскую музыку, – поработать вместе с ней в мировом турне. Вадим Колпаков – участник прославленного коллектива.
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Вадим Колпаков - о семиструнной гитаре, Мадонне и цыганах

Колпаков Вадим Григорьевич (род. в 1981 году, Саратов, Россия), – продолжатель известной цыганской артистической династии, гитарист-семиструнник, вокалист, актёр и танцор. Племянник и ученик знаменитого гитариста-виртуоза Александра Колпакова.
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