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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 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.
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"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.
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.
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.
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.
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“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.”
" Great energy, generous, well-paced and moving – HOTG’s cross-cultural profile makes it a fresh, relevant and exciting 21st century project."
“An exciting combination."
" Energetic, exceptional. They had the crowd up and dancing all night and not an EDM beat in sight."