Is fusion the trend? Ojos de Brujo (Eyes of the Wizard), an independent band from Barcelona, has become popular in world music and European Pop.
Flamenco is clearly central to their sound, but they definitely not pure flamenco. Their music reflects the past of flamenco and its multicultural roots. Looking at the gypsies themselves, a people from Pakistan, India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Spain are definite hybrid, diversity, and multiculturalism.
Tumbalalaika is a Russian Jewish folk and love song in the Yiddish language, about a young man finding a smart wife for marriage. The rhythm is like waltz that makes people dance and cheerful. But the melody expresses the bitterness of Diaspora that leads to a sentimental mood.
A more traditional Yiddish/Klezmer folk music style