Shaun Williams

Ohio born, Bucharest based ethnographer, musician, and filmmaker. He is currently preparing a doctoral dissertation in Ethnomusicology focused on Romani rights and traditional music in post-socialist Romania. Since 2017, he performs with the multi-ethnic lăutarească band Taraful Jean Americanu and leads the klezmer ensemble Volekh Quartet.

Written by Shaun Williams


Lăutărie Then and Now: Inside Romania's Romani Musical Heritage

Conversations with four lăutari from different backgrounds and generations about the journey of the Romanian-Romani music genre known as "muzica lăutarească".

Shaun Williams