12 October, 2005

On October 13, 2005 I begin a month long journey into remote areas of Romania: Moldavia and then Dobrogea, and I am tending to this blog as my trip unfolds.

I am hunting for music and images of the people of Romania, both Romanians and Gypsies some of whom for good or for bad live almost as they did a hundred years ago.

As mass media takes root and reshapes peoples thinking toward a consumption based culture, and before the golden arches of American fast food replace the Moldavian road side prayer kiosks I aim to hunt down people and music, to learn and preserve.

Refer to the table of contents to the right, or use the links at the bottom of each entry to follow my trip chronologically.
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