The 2014 Winter Olympics brings together athletes from 88 countries throughout the world to compete in Sochi, Russia. With events as varied as snowboarding, curling, skeleton and ice hockey - we thought we'd set the mood with the WMN soundtrack to the games The Rough Guide To The Music Of Russian Gypsies.To celebrate, we are offering this album half price* for the duration of the Winter Olympics.
*offer valid until 23 February 2014
Infectious and volatile, Russian Gypsy music reflects a vibrant culture that has triumphed in the face of adversity. Driven by the distinctive seven-stringed guitar, this release celebrates the enduring strength of Russian Gypsy culture.
**Includes bonus album by The Koplakov Duo**
'stirring compilation featuring the little-heard music of Russia’s sizable ‘Ruska-Roma’ Gypsy population.’ Limelight (Australia)
'plenty of agile playing and yearning' 3*** stars, Songlines
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” –Olympic Charter