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WE ARE
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HOUSE of the GIPSIES

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THE TIME OF THE GIPSIES IS NOW

About Us

MUSIC IS OUR LIBERATION

Our wild love ride has begun. The world is getting smaller, time is moving faster, life is getting crazier and values are being re-completely defined. Sufi master Hazrat Inyat Khan in his book "The Mysticism of Sound & Music explained that our destiny can be changed by one note of music. At its most basic, music can either enslave you or liberate you. 21st Century science now confirms what the ancients knew: That music can heal, uplift and change the world. Music is our liberation!

THE UNIVERSAL SOUL

HOTG is a melting pot of cultures and faiths, uniting gipsy tribes. Featuring the next  generation from the legendary Gipsy Kings lineage alongside the original Manganiyar gipsies of Rajasthan, our music joins the ecstatic rumba of the Camargue in the South of France with the Manganiyar's raw and wild desert rhythms. We exist to bring joy, to preserve cultures - ancient and modern - and to create unity through the universal language of the soul -  music. 

RETURN TO RAJASTHAN

1500 years ago the gypsies left Rajasthan, India, in a single migratory wave. A DNA study recently confirmed their origins.They settled throughout Europe, the U.K, Latin America, Brazil, as well as the Caribbean and Cuba. Today many gypsies live in poverty, outside the system. Starting  as a base with the Catalan rumba made famous by the Gipsy Kings we are joining hands across time and space, returning the tribes to their ancestral home,

 Rajasthan.

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A MODERN STORY WITH ANCIENT ROOTS

LEAVING RAJASTHAN

The gypsies left Rajasthan, India, in a single migratory wave.  Though nomadic, they were wealthy musicians metalworker and traders, serving kings and nobles. We know they left on horseback but did they leave voluntarily or were they forced out of their homeland, the Syrian refugees of their time? 18 main gypsy tribes populate the world today. They share a common narrative of poverty. Gypsies have been subjected to ethnic cleansing and in the 21st century continue to live outside of political systems.   
    

WE ARE ALL GYPSIES

We consider ourselves the lucky ones. We have places to call home; We live in lands of opportunity. We all know where our next meal is coming from. AND...we all know what it is like to start again; to start with or from nothing. HOTG stands in solidarity with all those who are doing the same.  THE REYES ancestors escaped Franco’s regime and fled into Southern France, bringing with them the Catalan rumba which spawned the Gipsy Kings. THE LEONARDIS fled Italy under Mussolini and settled in Southern France The original gypsies, THE MANGANIYAR  clan exists below India' poverty line as its lowest caste.HOTG holds hands across the divide - as Muslims, Evangelists, Jews, Buddhists and Hindu celebrating the healing power of music. Join us in the celebration of our nomadic heart. We are all gypsies.

OUR GIPSY FAMILY

CEDRIC LEONARDI

PATCHAI REYES



KAKOU REYES

MANJOOR KHAN

NEHRU KHAN

SHAKOOR KHAN

HOUSE of the GIPSIES VIDEOS

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MUSIC

"Many say that Life entered the human form with the help of Music. But the truth is that Life itself is Music.” - Hafiz

SHARING SOME  INSPIRATION FOR OUR MUSIC  UNTIL WE ARE READY TO SHARE OUR OWN.



BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

THE GATES OF THE CITY PALACE OF JAIPUR OPEN TO HOUSE OF THE GIPSIES

PRINCESS DIYA KUMARI OF JAIPUR CELEBRATES OUR COLLABORATION

THE OUR ROYAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A DEEPER ECOLOGY

PHILANTHROPY

MUSIC AS MEDICINE

As this photgraphed sound-wave captures, music is wild medicine. The original music makers from India created in caves, under banyan trees and in temples. HOTG stands against music's enslavement by an industry whose sole motive is profit.We stand for people over profits. We stand for conscious commerce. Its time to reclaim this ancient healing art for our wellbeing and liberation.

EDUCATING THE GIRLS

 3.7 million school age girls in India do not go to school. Over 50% of girls between the ages of 10 - 13 drop out to this age. In Rajasthan 68% of girls marry below the legal age of 18. 15% of these girls are under the age of 10. We empower the female voice in partnership with the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation. Educating the girls inside their villages offers a solution. We call this "Nomadic Education". Our  artisan line of merchandise works with village craftswomen trained and employed by PDKF.

PRESERVING CULTURE

We romanticize the gypsy lifestyle at festivals, in literature and glossy magazines. Today we speak of building tribes, communities and connection. True gypsies live outside the system and struggle to preserve their culture. Preservation is a cornerstone of HOTG.  We insert the  ancient folk music of the gipsies into a modern musical context. We collaborate with the Jaipur Virasat Foundation to support emerging talent with  funding from royalties and  scholarships for ongoing education.

THE BUTTERFLY BAZAAR

New products are coming soon!

STAY CONNECTED

HERE IS HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US

HOUSE of the GIPSIES

40 MUSIC SQUARE WEST, NASHVILLE TN 37203

+1 615-259-5325

LOVE FOR THE GIPSIES

Great energy, generous, well-paced and moving – HOTG’s cross-cultural profile makes it a fresh, rele

Sing Jazz Artistic Director David Smith

Sulafest Curator Jehan Johar


“A HOTG performance sets the stage ablaze. Their awareness of the musical roots of gypsy music comes to life in a highly curated performance. The folk music from Rajasthan are seamlessly integrated into their soulful gypsy fusion.” 

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival Director Jim Horowitz

  

" Great energy, generous, well-paced and moving – HOTG’s cross-cultural profile makes it a fresh, relevant and exciting 21st century project."


Artist & Rajasthan Folk Festival Patron Mick Jagger

 “An exciting combination."

Sunday Guardian India

" Energetic, exceptional. They had the crowd up and dancing all night and not an EDM beat in sight."