NAPULITAN GIPSY POWER
Back on the Road
When two musicians of Naples meet a bunch of gypsy artists on the streets of their hometown, you can be sure there is a lively story starting, full of passion, emotion, and brotherhood.
Directed by Carmine Guarracino and Carmine D'Aniello, 'O ROM pay a heartfelt homage to people who find community among strangers and joy in the face of adversity. The golden thread that ties the band and the music together is the traveler spirit of the Romani people. From the deserts of India, over mountains and sea in their westward journey, through the Mediterranean and the Balkans, they contaminated many "gadjo" with their free spirit and sense of community.
Over the years, 'O ROM have released various singles and two albums (Napulitan Gipsy Power, 2019/ Vacanze Romanes, 2012), , played memorable venues and festivals in Italy, collaborated with both gypsy and gadjo artists, and taken part in numerous projects (Capitan Capitone e I Fratelli della Costa, Terroni Uniti, Agusevi Djambo Orkestra e Jovica Jovic, the docufilm Scampia Felix and the movie La Santa Piccola).
Their repertoire draws on various influences and musical genres, from Django Reinhart's swing jazz to Neapolitan popular music, from Eastern European music to Italian rap.
“ Between tarantella and gipsy swing, 'O ROM celebrate Naples' cultural vivacity and the musical culture of the Roma people."
Carmine D'Aniello - Lead Voc. | Carmine Guarracino - Guitars | Nino Conte - Accordion | Domenico Augusto - Sax & Winds | Roberto Caccavale - bass | Antonio Esposito - Drums
1st of May Festival , Rome
DROM, Percorsi culturali