Homage to Kali Sara is a collection of Romani Folk songs from around the world including the traditional music of the North American Roma in the Romani language and two original compositions, “Opre Roma” by Stephan Lee and “Sara Kali” by Nina B. Lee.
There are no more copies of the Homage to Kali Sara CD available. We would like to make the CD available on iTunes, but we do not know when we will be able to make this happen. In the meantime, you can listen to sound clips and download the lyrics sheets.
Some of the songs in this collection appear as examples in the book Learn Romani.
Song lyrics, along with English translations, for the songs on the Homage to Kali Sara CD, are available in PDF format. Guitar chords are included for some of the songs. You can view, print or download the lyrics from this site.
Ronald Lee: Vocals, Spanish Guitar, Bouzouki, Oudaluta and Percussion. Stephan Eli Lee: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Darbuka, Synthesizer and Percussion. Nina B. Lee: Narration in “Sara Kali”.
Kali Sara is the focus of the annual Romani pilgrimage to Les Saintes Maries de la Mer in France her statue resides in the crypt of the church. An article on the history and possible origins of the Kali Sara festival is available on this site.