By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated June 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

What binds the participants together in Gypsy Caravan, an irresistibly vibrant concert-tour documentary by Jasmine Dellal, is their Romany heritage. After that, it’s every Gypsy musical tradition, every which way — from Romania, Macedonia, India, Spain — all packed into a rollicking North American tour. The music is a glorious welter, but what lifts the doc to something beyond a world-music specialty act are the off-duty moments, the cross-Roma camaraderie. Acclaimed cameramen Albert Maysles and Alain de Halleux keep their eyes open for good stuff; the vivid Gypsy musicians do the rest. B+

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