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Cry to Heaven

18 August 2013

From a closing scene in the 1993 French documentary Latcho Drom (Safe Journey), the story of the Romany (Gypsy) diaspora, from India to Spain, where the Gypsies have become an integral part of the culture, despite being the eternal alien.   The singer is La Caita (María Ángeles Salazar Saavedra).

You are a stork, grazing on the land. I am a black bird, fallen in the mud.

Why do you spit it my face?   Because I am what I am?  … a brown gypsy?

What value do you put on your companion, the brown gypsy? What value?

From Isabella the Catholic, to Hitler and Franco, you have warred against us, a constantly war against the gypsy.

But one night, a night like any other night,  the envy will die, as we watch you comb your hair.

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  1. 18 August 2013 9:24 am

    Is this the Mexican Americans plight in the U.S.?

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