Founder of the Grammy Award-winning wind quintet Imani Winds, the revered Valerie Coleman gives us a sophisticated, beguiling work for wind band, meant to depict the language of the Romani people. Their traditions, their language (Roma), legends, and music stretch all over the globe, from the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, and the Iberian peninsula, across the ocean to the Americas. Roma is a tribute to that culture, in five descriptive themes, as told through the eyes and hearts of Romani women everywhere: ""Romani Woman,"" ""Mystic,"" ""Youth,"" ""Trickster,"" and ""History."" The melodies and rhythms are a fusion of styles and cultures: Malagueña of Spain, Argentine Tango, Arabic music, Turkish folk songs, 3/2 Latin claves, and Jazz. For advanced players. Dur.: 7'
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