fotkaThe Romany band from the Czech Republic combines an explosive mixture of hip-hop, Romany traditional music and pop. After the launch of its debut album Romano Hip Hop last year, the band reached the top of Czech music competitions. At the moment, is awaiting the announcement of Angel awards of the Academy of Popular Music (the Czech variety of Grammy), where it obtained two nominations in the categories Discovery of the Year and World Music. The other important contest is Eurosong, where will compete with nine other interprets. The Introductory composition of the CD Romano Hip Hop has been in the first fifty songs of the official Czech radio chart IFPI (International Federation of Music Industry) - TOP RÁDIO 2007 for two weeks and the album also appeared in the sales chart IFPI - TOP 50 for the first time. The recording Romano Hip Hop is successful abroad, too. At present it occupies the 8th position in the World Music Charts Europe in April 2007. The song Jednou (Once) of this album will appear on the compilation Gipsy Groove of the famous American label Putumayo.

In the spring this year, the band shall set off to the European concert tour visiting Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany among others. On 16 March, Gipsy had a solo performance as a guest of the Hungarian band Romano Drom at the Art Party concert in the well-known Budapest club Dunaj A-38 . The concert is organized by a renowned London foundation CM, which prepared guest performance of the band in the British Brighton, London club the Social and Notting Hill Carnival; currently it organizes other interesting concerts.

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