Karmana, Songs of the Roma

July 28, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

This event finished on 20 August 2016

Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska

with special guest

Masha Natanson

Fri 12 – Sat 20 August 2016 | 21.15hrs

The Library Gallery, Summerhall (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, venue 26)

1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

£10/£8 conc./£7.50 family | 0131 226 0000| buy online

Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker creates a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere, part of the Made in Scotland showcase, of reimagined Gypsy songs and original instrumental works inspired by Indian, Balkan and Spanish traditions.  With  the outstanding Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and one of the Roma Gypsy tradition’s finest exponents, Polish singer and violinist Masha Natanson, Karmana (Sanskrit for “performing anything by means of magic”) features  music of a rare emotional directness and spontaneity embracing the incredible talents of three diverse musicians and one of the world’s great song traditions.


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