IAN HANCOCK (Romani: Yanko le Red osko) (born August 29, 1942) (www.radoc.net) is a linguist, Romani scholar, and political advocate. He was born and raised in England, and is one of the main contributors in the field of Romani studies. He is director of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a professor of English, linguistics and Asian studies since 1972. He has represented the Romani people at the United Nations and served as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council under President Bill Clinton, who Hancock claims has Romani ancestry.[1] He also represented the Romani people at the 1997 Rafto Prize award. He has authored several books including The Pariah Syndrome

LLEWELYN VAUGHN LEE - short audio clip on the Sea Gypsies of Burma

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Music selection

Triste Pena - The Gypsy Kings

The Big Ones Get Away - Buffy Saint Marie

The Rivers of Belief - Enigma

Three Chiefs - Marty Stuart

Sinakaki He Wakiye - Earl Bullhead