Tag archives for Roma

A Rough Guide to Roma Music

With a violin, a cimbalom, and some brass, Roma musicians play songs of love and loss. Here’s an insider’s guide to the constantly evolving cultural tradition. Make sure to read the lovely feature article that accompanies this primer, Roma Rhapsody: A Musical Journey Into the Heart of Romania. > Essential Listening: Fanfare Ciocărlia’s album Live captures…

Great Read: Roma Rhapsody

Comments Off on Great Read: Roma Rhapsody

Pancras Dijk, a senior writer for National Geographic Traveler’s Dutch edition, goes in search of the roots of Roma music in a nation on Europe’s edge.

Long Weekend Bliss in Mexico City

When arrived in Mexico City, I felt something I hadn’t felt since my first visits to London, Paris, Shanghai: I couldn’t wait to tell my friends they needed to visit, too. But in a city so large — it’s about the same size as New York City — making decisions about what to prioritize can be overwhelming. That’s why it can be helpful to home in on a few can’t-miss neighborhoods and what you can see and do there. Here’s my recipe for the perfect long weekend in Mexico City.