International Roma Festival

International Roma Festival 24th April 2015.

On 24th April in Enfield, London  the International Roma Festival took place. The event started with Roma anthem “gelem, gelem”. Performers from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Russia and Poland presented an amazing performance of Roma music. Each country presented different types of music, starting with very traditional and finishing with modern. Moreover organisers invited ambassadors of Poland and Czech Republic to demonstrate how their communities got along outside the boarders of their countries. The festival has become very popular as this was already the second event. The organiser intends to establish this festival as a regular annual event. Next year it is planned to be in a much bigger venue allowing more people to come. This year there were over 300 people attending.

Members of the Roma community described this event as “something what our community need”. It enables them to realize how important the music is for Roma community. Even abroad people, no matter what their age, country of origin or dialect, all  celebrated this important day.

The playlist included:  Jan Bendig  Chorus Mato a Vladko  Pere Kiss  Vasko Ray  Gejza Band  Rusko Chavo  Gipsy Stars  Sampania Leicester  Dususinho Marian Herak  Pieta Patricio  Jan Lendel

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