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Dragan Jevremović on "fajta"


Duration: 01:23
Source: Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, B 39529A-E (excerpt, abridged); recorded by Mozes F. Heinschink among Serbian Kalderaš in Vienna.
Date: 1990

Mozes Heinschink: Če vica san, če fajta? Dragan Jevremović: Amen? Miljesko! Te puślja ma je Řom, savo źanel amen, savo sî maj prinźando: "No anda če fajta san?" – "Anda ‘l Miljeśti!" A jek Řom te puślja ma anda Francuzo ili varekatar, phenav leskê: "Amen sam Kêlderaša!", kê kodo Miljesko, sî kodo jek nadimko, sar tu te meres, aśêl pala tute śave, nepoc, borja Moześti. Êl Řom thon lengê jek anav pa ćiro varesar. I kadja aśêl. Nacija sî savořê Řom. Aj Bunkoleśti haj Mrcinarja sî jek vica, jek fajta, jek kaj êl Řom thon korkořo pestar. Kadja progalšîn tu le Řom, kadja aśês.

Mozes Heinschink: Which "vica", which "fajta" do you belong to? Dragan Jevremović: Us? We are the "fajta" of "Miljesko". If a Rom who knows me and whom I know asks: "Which "fajta" do you come from?" – "I belong to the 'Miljeśti'!" But when a Rom from France or somewhere else asks me I say: "We are Kêlderaša!", since "Miljesko" is the name of the clan; for example, when you die, your children, grandchildren and daughters-in-law are "Moześti". The Roma name them after you, and this will stick. "Nacia", this refers to all Roma. "Bunkoleśti" und "Mrcinarja" are the names of the group (vica or fajta), names which the Roma give to themselves. The name the Roma give you will stick indefinitely.