Karmana, Songs of the Roma
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Scottish virtuoso guitarist/composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world premiere featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original works inspired by Indian, Balkan and Spanish traditions. With the outstanding Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and one of the Roma Gypsy traditions finest exponents, singer and violinist Masha Natanson, Karmana (Sanskrit for performing anything by means of magic) features music of a rare emotional directness and spontaneity, embracing the incredible talents of three diverse musicians and one of the worlds great song traditions. ***** (ThreeWeeks 2014, 2015). www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com