he name Rományi Rota means Cartwheels (Cigánykerék). The band was established in 1985 in Nagyecsed (Szatmár county) by young, talented Oláh Gipsy musicions. In the early years - from 1987 to 1988 - Rományi Rota worked as a traditional county dance group, but in 1989 some members of the group moved to Budapest in order to continue their activity in the capital.

This was a decisive period for the development of the band and contributed significantly to their present style. They say their music represents the city Gipsy folk music.

The Rományi Rota's repertoire is based on the Oláh Gipsy songs from Nagyecsed (from Cerhár) and the northerneast Hungarian Gipsy songs complemented by the Transylvanian Gipsy community's folk music. After all their songs are colorful and varied with strong and powerful rhythm. However the Rományi Rota insist on the elemental feature of the vocal music.

They have already worked abroad, in 1998 contributed to a record of the world-famous Transglobal Underground from London, which clearly reflects their musical standards and values.

01. It suits her well
02. Who's that girl
03. There is nothing good for me
04. Listen to me, my beautiful wife
05. I've just been to the fair
06. Flows the water under the bridge
07. The boy goes on the street
08. Long Haired girl
09. She made me ill, she made me mad
10. I am a poor boy
11. Songs from Nagyecsed
12. The Tzserhar Gypsy boy
13. This boy is a Gypsy
14. My Heart is so sad now
15. Open woman, your gate
16. The gang plays over there
17. Uncle Joe

Ildikó Varga - voice
Béla Lakatos - voice, water can, vocal bass
Zsolt Karikás - voice, spoons, vocal bass, drum

Zsolt Kürtösi - viola
Ferenc Kiss - viola
Zsigmond Lázár - violin, viola



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