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Django Renamed: A celebration of a gypsy jazz master

August 1, 2013
By BILL MAURO JR. - Sun-Gazette Correspondent , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Before Quentin Tarantino got his grubby mitts on it, the name "Django" actually belonged to Jean Reinhardt; a Belgian-born guitarist of Manouche-Romany descent ("Man-ouche" being a pejorative French term for gypsies). When Django was born, it was a Romany tradition to give children Gypsy names - their Christian names only being used in legal documents and other dealings with gadj (or non-gypsies).

 
 
 

 

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