MUSIC AND ORAL TRADITIONS OF ROMA

Contact person: Christiane Fennesz-Juhasz

The project focuses on group-specific music-making in its current or historical manifestations as well as on aspects of storytelling amongst Roma; for these research purposes, relevant recordings from the extensive Romani collections of the Phonogrammarchiv are analyzed, supplemented by additional field research (at present mainly in Austria). Subject-related interdisciplinary cooperation with external partners and other research units aims at making selected archival Romani holdings (or their contents) available to a wider public (see Sound Documents of Romani Culture; RomBase; A Roma Journey).