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Gypsy Music Live

  Tzigania Music Community at Ceuas, Mures
   Hostel Program - Music School - Day Visit live Gypsy Music

Gypsy music” is world music. Its roots are linked to Rajasthani folk to flamenco and classical rhapsodies… 
But what exactly does that mean? What is Gypsy music?

    According to Speranta Radulescu, director of musicology at the Peasant Museum in Bucharest, Gypsy music is a broad category that spreads across borders and time.  “There is no single gypsy music, Gypsy music in Romania is not the same in Spain or France.  The truth about Gypsy music is it is local and circumstantial. It is a truly valuable here and now. And another time is not the same.”

Gypsy music varies from place to place due to influences of the majority population. This is even the case in little Romania where one finds the marching band style known as Fanfare in Moldova – the orchestral styles of Transylvania – in Oltenia (Southern Romania) comes Taraful (Gypsy band) – and finally Muslim-Turkish influences of Dobruja (Black Sea coast) .

    So many different styles – nevertheless – how they relate is Gypsy musicians are musically illiterate; they cannot read nor write a single note -  but boy, can they play.  The music is improvised – always improvised. They listen to the sounds and then perform in the Gypsy style…

"You don't learn this job, you steal it,” said the great Gypsy musician Neculae Neacsu from 
Bucharest in an interview before his death.  “A true Lautari is one who, when he hears a tune, 
goes straight home and replays it from memory. The one who plays it certainly won't teach you.”     

While the Gypsy musicians regularly perform outside the community; in the theater, festival, weddings or other celebratory events - we at Tzigania have reversed the status-quo by bringing people INSIDE the Gypsy community to experience the music AND the culture that created this wonderful sound…

YHost Shauniko Mezei - leader of the band: "O Terne Jagale" (Young One's on Fire) and the communty of Musicians at Ceuas offering....

  • A very special Homestay experience with the musicians

  • Gypsy School program: Jamming with the Gypsies
Learn the Gypsy music from the musicians.

  • Day Visit Options
Walking Tour of Tzigania

  • Music Perfomance Events

Scroll down for more details about these and other offers

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Budgeted Music Performance

Inside Musician’s courtyard 

The family band "O Terne Jagale" (Young Ones on Fire) perform the full Gypsy genre 
of musical styles in the musician’s spacious courtyard (old Saxon architecture)  

Duration 1 hours

1 -  3 Guests4 - 9 GuestsOver 10 Guests
3 musicians320 lei480 leiContact us

* Contact us for availablty / rate of additional musiciand and/or Rromani singer

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Musical Performance in TZIGANIA

O Terne Jagale (Young Ones on Fire) 

 Musical performance in Tzigania… The family Gypsy band "O Terne Jagale" (Young Ones on Fire) perform the full Gypsy genre of musical styles within the highly feuled tzigania domain (the community). There is the music – the musicans  - the people - and within the setting that which is tzigania (Full package).  Our musicians bring out the communty who share in the good time.  They join in, dance, perfom (guest peformers commonly step in. They like showing off their skills like a contest. (Price rate 1-5 persons. Contact us for larger group discount rates)

Duration 1-2 hours
Event includes drinks and snacks


1 -  5 Guests6-10  Guests Over 10 Guests
3 Musicians 650 lei800 leiContact us for group rate
4 Musicians 750 lei950 leiContact us for group rate
* Contact us for availablty / rate for Rromani Singer 

Contact us with ANY question / bookings..... Phone: (+40) 758 55 66 70....... E-Mail: tziganiatours@tzigania.com

VIDEO Links to some of our events
Video Link UsurperGypsy Party and danceMusic jamMusic Video our singers
The Usurper VideoTzigania Party-Dance EventJammingOur Singers

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Day Visit: Tour of Tzigania
Day Visit Option: Tour of Tzigania

Introductory Walking Tour allowing guests to experience an intimate view of tzigania architecture - lifestyle and social structure of the unique musician community at Ceuas. Your guide, Shauniko*, will explain history and culture of the nearly 1000 inhabitants of the compact area.. Tour allows guests to meet families and if opportunity allows then Shauniko and some friends will perform some improvised Gypsy music for your pleasure (ask your guide)….

Duration approx. 1 hours

Tour: 70 lei per person (pax)

 * Note: Shauniko is non-English speaker:
Languages: Romani, Hungarian, Romanian


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Homestay with band leader Shauniko and family: leader of the band “O Terne Jagale” (Young Ones on Fire)

Musician's House at CeuasIt’s a musical and architectural experience. The home is 19th century Saxon structure, built like a fortress with lofty ceiling over a solid, built to last, foundation that is Saxon architecture. Homestay presently offers two private rooms

Stay includes: breakfast and dinner. Showers available to guests (outhouse toilet)… 
Homestay includes tour of the tzigania with Shauniko. 
A stay is ideal for the musically inclined or simply music lover. For the musical guests we have organized an interactive Gypsy school program. See more below

Homestay Rate.... 70 lei per person /per night (price includes DINNER and BREAKFAST)
and therefore its tzigania - accommodations - and meals all at one low price

Room 1
Room 2HallMusicians hanging out

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GYPSY SCHOOL…..Jamming with the Gypsies


School Program – Jamming with the Gypsies - offers our guests opportunity to perform and learn "Gypsy Music" from the expert (band leader Shauniko is your string instrument instructor). Perform, play, learn…Two hour lesson

Need instruments? - We have. 

Rates - 50 lei per session total for 1-2 student

Music CD O Terne Jagale (Young Ones on Fire)

 O Terne Jagale (Young Ones on Fire) Music CD

Gypsy Music CD

           Song List 

  • Czardas Hungarian Dance
  • Chingari – Gypsy dance
  • Hungarian Melody
  • Czardas Hungarian Dance II
  • Table Music
  • Czardas Hungarian Dance III
  • Czardas tzigeneste (Gypsy Czardas)
  • Mahala Tzigeneste
  • Czardas tzigeneste II
  • Czardas tzigeneste III
  • Gypsy Table Music

New Video due out 2018

Contact us with ANY question / bookings..... Phone: (+40) 758 55 66 70....... E-Mail: tziganiatours@tzigania.com

ViolinsCeuas Musicians 1CeuasThe BandCeuas musicians performingGypsy music Live

By Car - By Bus - or - By Hitchhike

By Bus

 From Targu Mures: Bus departs nearly every hour from Voijor Bus station (Main bus station in Targu Mures city). Take bus to "Tirnaveni". Purchase ticket to village "Mica". At village Mica is sign indicator diection to Ceuas. Follow road 3 kilometer walk / hitchhike 

(see category below for "arriving in Ceuas”)
By Car (or hitchhiking)

Direction from city Targu Mures: 
Drive south in directions Brasov (E60). After village Valenii  (Gabor Family location) – is village Gaiesti followed by Balauseri.  Main intersection at Balauseri is sign pointing right towards Tirnaveni (142).
(Coming from Brasov: turn left. Intersection just after railroad tracck crossing)
Continue towards Tirnaveni for 23 Km till village Mica. At Mica is road sign on right side of road that points CEUAS (directon left). Turn Left and follow road 3 km till Ceuas
Google Map Link Village Ceuas

Arriving in Ceuas

Continue 3 km till arrive Ceuas… second house on Right is home of host Shauniko… (Note: the first house is small home followed by dirt road and then is Shauniko’s long shaped, Saxon style home..... Car park in gated courtyard

Musician's House at Ceuas