Friday, August 28, 2009

Madonna and the gypsies - shouldn't Stevie Nicks have championed this cause?

Whatever one may say about Madonna, she's certainly not shy, even when it can potentially cause her trouble. PopEater:

Thousands of Romanian concertgoers made their displeasure known with Madonna on Wednesday, after the singer paused her show to speak out against the persecution of Gypsies in that corner of Europe.

"It's been brought to my attention that there's a lot of discrimination against Romani and Gypsies in general in eastern Europe, and that makes me very sad," she told the crowd of 60,000 in Bucharest. As she spoke, a vocal minority began booing her words. She did not acknowledge the jeers.

There is a video. Note the changing reaction of the crowd - happy, then troubled, then positive again.

I'm not familiar with the song that she sings in the closing minutes of the video, but it is a nice one. Can someone identify it?
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