Siv Lie

We spoke to Siv Lie, founder of the Initiative for Romani Music at NYU, about the cultural context of Romani/Gypsy music, Django’s singular influence on the genre, her research and fieldwork in France, and how Gypsy jazz has evolved post-Django.


Chapter 1 - Gypsy History and Culture


Chapter 2 - Romani Musical Tradition


Chapter 3 - Django's Singular Influence


Chapter 4 - The Birth of a Genre


Chapter 5 - Diffusion and Pedagogy of Gypsy Jazz


Chapter 6 - Fieldwork in France


Chapter 7 - Gypsy Jazz After Django