Turkish Roman Dance with Elizabeth Strong

by Dan Cantrell



This album is the audio accompaniment to an instructional DVD on Turkish Roman ("gypsy") dance as taught by Elizabeth Strong. It comprises of traditional Turkish Roman standards in 9 beat meter, as well as two original songs composed by Dan Cantrell. This audio accompanied is great for dancers wishing to dance this style, for musicians wishing to learn more about Turkish Roman music and rhythms, and for anyone who enjoys the enigmatic, energetic music of the Roman people of Turkey.


released June 27, 2010

Rumen Sali Shopov: Davul, Darbuka
Faisal Zedan: Riqq
Dan Cantrell: Accordion
Peter Jaques: Clarinet, cümbüş
Ryan Feldthouse: Violin
Elizabeth Strong: Finger Cymbals
Album directed and produced by Elizabeth Strong and Dan Cantrell
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Fries
Album Artwork by Natalie Nayun
Cover Photo by Brad Dosland, Taboo Media Photography
Special Thanks to Reyhan and Husnu Tuzsuz and their family



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Dan Cantrell Oakland, California

Accordionist/pianist/saw player Dan Cantrell performed recently with Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Beats Antique, the San Francisco Symphony, Danny Elfman, members of the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, and Fishbone. He is an Emmy winning composer known for his soundtrack work on Cartoon Network's Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack series. ... more

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Track Name: Kiremit Bacaları
Kiremit Bacaları

Kiremit bacaları canım
Geydim alacaları canım
Sevmeyin gelinleri canım
Darılır kocaları canım

Bahçeyi belliyorlar canım
Gülünü elliyorlar canım
Bu ne Şirin Şehirdir canım
Sevmeden söylüyorlar canım

Kereviz bitmezindi canım
Postamız gitmezindi canım
Daha çok söylerindi canım
Vaktimiz yetmezindi canım


Brick Chimneys

Brick chimneys, honey
I wore multi-colored robes, honey
Don't love them brides, honey
For their husbands will get cross, honey

They are digging up the garden, honey
They are touching your rose, honey
What a nice city is this, honey
Without loving they say so, honey

Celery would not grow, honey
Our mails would not reach, honey
I'd like to say more, honey
But we do not have the time, honey