Category: Musical styles

Definition: Referencing stereotypical ethnic traits associated in the Western musical imagination with the gypsy or Roma peoples, usually in Central and Eastern Europe; typically an instrumental rather than vocal style; violin solos often prominent; cimbalom sometimes present; often involves two tempo areas; a slow section followed by a vigorous dance rhythm that builds to a climax

Example: "Isn't It Romantic?" (Love Me Tonight", "?" (Second Chorus); "Ziguener" (Bitter Sweet)