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New York Gypsy Festival

October 29th * November 6th
> The New York Gypsy Festival aims to offer a broad perspective on
> various cultures and musical genres in a city that’s considered at the
> crossroads of many cultures. Taking place October 29 through November
> 6, 2005 at The Roxy, Symphony Space and various downtown clubs in NYC,
> the festival will highlight local and international talent of Gypsy
> (Romani) music.
> Covering a wide geographical region including Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia
> and the Balkans, the rich diversity of this music is on full display
> at this festival. The highlight is the show at The Roxy on November
> 6th featuring NYC’s very own, Gogol Bordello, a Gypsy Punk rock band
> with a wild energy. Also on the bill that night is Husnu Senlendirici
> (founder of the Gypsy-funk band Laco Tayfa) who will fly in from
> Turkey for an exclusive jam session of The Clarinet All-stars
> featuring Senlendirici, Lefteri Bournias (Greece) and Ismail
> Lumanovski (Macedonia). Last but not least, the Hungry March Band, a
> 20+ piece marching band, the 12-piece powerhouse brass band Zlatne
> Uste, DJs and gypsy dancers will round off an 8-hour marathon.
> The festival also includes appearances by Bulgarian masters Ivo
> Popasov & Yuri Yunakov and Russian ska-punk band Leningrad (produced
> by World Music Institute and Metpo.com, respectively). The festival
> also aims to highlight the aspect of Romani dancing with dance
> performances by ethnic dancers.
> The New York Gypsy Festival is produced by two seasoned event
> production & nightlife patrons: Serdar Ilhan, who put together the
> hugely successful Jazz Made In Turkey Festival at Lincoln Center in
> 2004 and co-owns
> Maia Meyhane and Alex Dimitrov, who built an underground phenomena
> with Mehanata, The Bulgarian Bar.
> The programming for the festival was done very carefully in order to
> allow the mix of many genre-bending acts from punk-rock to jazz,
> hip-hop, global beats, funk and cabaret music with an underlying gypsy
> aesthetic.
> The festival will continue throughout the week at downtown venues Maia
> Meyhane, Mehanata and Nublu with local bands and DJs presenting an
> eclectic mix of world, gypsy and dance music in a cozy atmosphere.
> For schedule and additional information check the website:
> http://www.nygypsyfest.com

by [a former member] at 2005-10-21 08:51:53 UTC (ed. Jun 24 2006 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

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