World Roma Day

Dear friends, romani people, artists, promoters, music lovers,

seeing that today’s the World Roma Day 8th April , IRAF – International Romani Art Festival, salutes this event which is important for all of us and wishes to greet the entire Roma community and wish them a Happy Birthday!

 

This being said, BuBu Bookinghouse and Events – as co-producer of IRAF – has the pleasure and honor to announce that Lulo Reinhardt, one of the musical gems of Roma Culture will be playing a concert today at the University of Harvard (Cambridge, Massachusetts – USA) at the first ever Roma event in the history of this prestigious establishment.

Organized on the 8th of April, on the International Roma Day, the said concert will take place with the occasion of a conference where there will be attending various Roma activists, European Parliament members, researchers and professors of Harvard University and as well from other European universities.

With this occasion, BuBu Bookinghouse and Events, through the quality of our events and through the artists we promote we are once again assuring that one of it’s objectives are being realized: facilitating the access of Roma artists in the mainstream cultural market.
Organized under the aegis of the Roma Decade 2005-2015, recognized and awarded at an international level, IRAF has been mentioned by one of the main journalistic institutions of the continent, The Guardian in UK, that sets the festival among the “cultural events that offer Romania a new face”.
Recently the festival was awarded in Prague at the ERSTE Foundation Social Integration Gala 2011, IRAF being the only cultural project to win this international recognition, while the other 36 winning projects (out of a selection of over 1800 major European applicant projects) came strictly from the social sphere. The year 2011 has also brought other international accomplishments for the project. The artwork (image, posters, etc) of IRAF has been exhibited this spring for 2 weeks at the Viennese Parliament within a large cultural event of the city, as an example of “best practice” within Roma culture work, for its innovative and un-stereotyped vision. In February 2011 IRAF was among the only 4 Roma culture festivals in Europe invited at the first European Roma Culture Seminar in Spain, Caceres, thus recognized among these few events as representative for culture festivals in the Roma world within European space.

 

We support creativity and the unconventional, being directly involved in open cultural structures of all kinds: festivals, exhibitions, artistic performances and happenings in and outdoor, reason for which, in case you’re interested of a future collaboration, beneath you’ll find a short description of the artists we have the honor of representing.

LULO REINHARDT LATIN SWING PROJECT
flamenco, latin and brazilian jazz / Germany

Lulo Reinhardt is the fore most authentic and distinctive musical voice in gypsy music today. Critics and fans agree that it is not solely because Lulo is the great-nephew of world-famous musician extraordinaire Django Reinhardt: It’s about Lulo’s unique musical genius, and his ability to make it appear so utterly effortless. Over the years, Lulo expanded his musical horizons as he delved into the music of other cultures. Today, Lulo continues to explore and perform a fusion of styles, including Flamenco, Latin, and Brazilian jazz. He combines these with his own artistic stamp, and always with a nod to his gypsy influences.

His name has achieved international acclaim, the artist having been invited on the stage of many major events such as Rock Gegen Hass, International Cultural Festival Sahara en el Corazón (Algeria – with Brazilian guitarist Zezo Ribeiro), World Roma Festival Khamoro, Jazz Goes to Town (Czech Republic), Jazz and Blues Festival (Czech Republic) and Sidmouth Folk week (UK), IRAF – International Romani Art Festival (Romania) and having toured extensively Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia.   

TARAF DE HAIDOUKS

fidder folklore / Romania

Ever since the release of their first album in 1991 and their appearance in Tony Gatlif’s influential Latcho Drom film, TARAF DE HAÏDOUKS have been considered as the epitome of Gypsy music’s fabulous vitality. Apart from relentlessly touring around the globe, the group has engaged in a series of interesting collaborations: recordings and concert performances with Kronos Quartet, participation as models-cum-musicians in fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto’s Paris and Tokyo shows, onscreen appearance alongside Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci in Sally Potter’s The Man Who Cried (for the soundtrack of which they recorded five pieces) etc.

In 2002 they have received BBC’s World Music Award in the Europe/Middle East category. Meanwhile, the band members seem to have been relatively unaffected by all humdrum, they’ve retained their sense of humour and their way of life (they still reside in their modest village of Clejani, in the Valachian countryside)

For further details contact:

BuBu Bookinghouse and Events

Romania

Bucuresti

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