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ROMANIKA
Artist
Slovakia
Influences: West European , Mediterranean , Gypsy
Genres: ethno sansone
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Romanika is, specifically, the musical stylings of a half-blood Gypsy/Slovak singer, author of music and guitarist Ika Kraicová and a Slovak upright bass player Roman Kraic and acordeonist Martin Chovanec.

Their songs are a colourful mosaic of various emotional expressions - passion, depth and anger, joy with elements of pain, sadness which is not a lamentation, but the anticipation of something unexplained, almost sinful. You can hear ballads, chansons, czardas, wild songs and world music.

After the first tones and words it is clear that before the spectators’ eyes there is a singer with an uncommonly artistic disposition and a fresh, unforgettable stage presence. In connection with a marvellous pallette of colours springing from the double bass and acordion, the Romanika music makes all the little strings in your body tremble with joy.

The band, in existence since 2004, has recorded 5 albums.

Mostly playing as a trio, they are currently performing with special musical guests – a violin player, a percussionist and a cimbal player.

You can listen to some songs by following these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLe5ANhmmns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y91ac3H3QAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-bz2yxvrtY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vKnJHUYgnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-485riADew&feature=relmfu