When The Road Bends
DetailsDirector: Jasmine Dellal Country: USA
Cert: PG Year: 2006 Length: 110 mins
'A potent combination of ethnography and concert film' (Variety), this documentary follows five Romani bands from four different countries on their tour of the USA in 2001. British-born director Dellal captures the diversity of gypsy music from Antonio El Pipa's Spanish Flamenco Ensemble to the flamboyance of Macedonian diva Esma Redzepova. But she also captures an unexpected fusion as the tour develops and the groups from very different musical traditions find common origins and mutual inspiration in their music.