Voice of Roma Herdeljezi Festival Community Music and Dance Workshops


Sat May 04 2024 at 12:00 pm to 05:00 pm


Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center | Berkeley, CA

Join Voice of Roma's Herdeljezi Festival artists for participatory workshops exploring Romani (G*psy) singing, dance,and instrumental music.
About this Event

Voice of Roma (voiceofroma.com)s pleased to partner with The Kitka Institute to present a full day of participatory workshops in Romani ("G*psy") singing, instrumental music, and dance lead by this year's featured Herdeljezi Festival artists.
Tuition for each workshop is a $20 donation with no one turned away for lack of funds. If you are able, please consider a more generous pay-it-forward donation to support a low-income musician or dancer's participation in these special educational events.
A $45 donation grants the ticket holder admission to a full day of workshops. Sing! Dance! Drum! Play! Learn!
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Be sure to check out Voice of Roma's Friday evening, May 3 Festival Program which includes a free Romani dance workshop with Sani Rifati, followed by a free dialogue with Romani artists, and a dance party featuring live music by Kel-Mo!, Meraklii featuring Rumen "Sali" Shopov, and Kali Orkestar featuring Benji Rifati and Sal Mamudoski. Tickets for the Friday Herdeljezi program can be purchased at ashkenaz.com/full-calendar#/events. A full festival pass ($50), which includes all Friday and Saturday activities is also available through the Ashkenaz link.
Voice of Roma promotes presents Romani cultural arts and traditions in a way that counters both romanticized and negative "Gypsy" stereotypes, and in so doing, to contribute to the preservation of Romani identity and culture. Learn more.
Voice of Roma's 23rd Herdeljezi Romani Festival is supported, in part, by a Civic Arts Grant from the City of Berkeley.

Questions? Write: [email protected]


Where is it happening?

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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