In the song repertoire of Romany in Slovakia, alongside the older layer (phurikane gila) there is a distinctly new layer of songs (neve gila). This is composed songs of heterogeneous genre origin, influenced by popular music and also by the older layer of Romany songs. A feature common to all of them is their brief life-span in the active repertoire. The new layer of Romany songs may be assigned to the group of transitory songs and to the group of new songs. An accompanying phenomenon of these songs is the emergence of modern musical ensembles, using electrical instruments and composed almost exclusively of men.