Django's People

To mark this year's 50th anniversary of the death of the great gipsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, Alyn Shipton goes in search of the itinerant Manouche gipsies among whom Django grew up.

Is it still possible to trace the musical roots of Reinhardt's style? Among families in the gipsy settlements of Holland and Belgium, strong musical traditions are still handed down from father to son, while in Paris the urban descendents of Django mix new influences with jazz and gipsy music to keep the legacy alive.

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20031228

To mark this year's 50th anniversary of the death of the great gipsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, Alyn Shipton goes in search of the itinerant Manouche gipsies among whom Django grew up.

Is it still possible to trace the musical roots of Reinhardt's style? Among families in the gipsy settlements of Holland and Belgium, strong musical traditions are still handed down from father to son, while in Paris the urban descendents of Django mix new influences with jazz and gipsy music to keep the legacy alive.

20030511

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the great gipsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, Alyn Shipton goes in search of the itinerant Manouche gipsies among whom Django grew up.

Is it still possible to trace the musical roots of Reinhardt's style? Among families in the gipsy settlements of Holland and Belgium, strong musical traditions are still handed down from father to son, while in Paris the urban descendents of Django mix new influences with jazz and gipsy music to keep the legacy alive.