Elvis Rromano

by Piotr Wyrzykowski

From the "Emotiko" project (with R. Rumas).
Full of feeling and cheerful meeting with Elvis Rromano, a teacher in a Gypsy school somewhere in the countryside of Romania, a fellow country of the European Union. He looks and dresses like Elvis Presley. A guitar and the evergreen songs of Elvis are his permanent companions. Giving an insight into the life of Gypsy-people's in an untroubled manner, Elvis actually points out the crucial issues of Gypsy roots, European Union identity-politics, the social mobility of Gypsy and his own Otherness in European society.
'Hello I am Elvis Rromano. Elvis Rromano means Gypsy Elvis, it’s because I sing Presley’s songs in the Gypsy language. I love what I do, and I do it with passion.
I’m unique, I sing in Gypsy. Why?
The old Gypsies love Elvis, but they don’t understand his lyrics, many of them don’t know English. So it was a gift for them. Elvis in my very own way, with my own words, in my language, in Gypsy.
My lyrics are deeper, more serious. I sing about my roots and my feelings, my own life, as well as the life of the Gypsies. There’s one more reason. I discovered that Elvis was half-Gypsy, from his mother site'
Tags multimedia, reportage
Technique Cinematic arts (Video,...)


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