"Strada Lautariilor" (rue de la musique) - Le village des Taraf de Haïdouks

The Belgo-German artist Klaus Reimer will present us with a dozen of black & white photographs taken in 1989 in the village of Clejani, about 30 km from Bucharest in Romania.
The communist dictatorship had just fallen and liberated free speech, while maintaining the social benefits of the fallen regime for a few months. The result was a relative recklessness reflected in these portraits. Klaus froze life in the “Lautars” district of the village. The Lautars are a “caste” specialising in music within the Roma community. Some of them will form the famous band “Taraf of Haïdouks”.