Voice of Roma and Kitka presents
19th Annual California Herdeljezi Festival
legendary "Queen of Romani Song"
& her Folk Masters Band from Macedonia - final US tour

Saturday April 30, 2016
Reidenbach Hall, First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612
celebrate Romani (Gypsy) culture and learn about the struggle of Roma to combat discrimination

HERDELJEZI: the traditional Romani (Gypsy) spring holiday of renewal and fertility. The California Herdeljezi Festival draws attention to the ongoing struggles of Romani people around the world, strives to counter negative stereotypes, and supports efforts by Roma to rebuild and maintain their communities, improve their lives, and strengthen their international voice and visibility.

  • 5:00-6:30 pm - Romani vocal & instrumental workshop with Esma & her Folk Masters Band
  • 6:45-7:45 pm - Panel discussion on Romani culture, music, history and human rights with Kosovo Romani activist and dance teacher Sani Rifati and Carol Silverman, Professor at the University of Oregon
  • 8:00-8:30 pm - Romani dance workshop with Sani Rifati
  • 8:30 pm - Concert & dance party Esma Redzepova & her Folk Masters Band
Bulgarian/Balkan food by Hristo Kolev - available for purchase.

Singing & Instrumental Workshops: $30 each
Dance party with Esma Redzepova & her Folk Masters Band: $27 advance, $30 door ((includes admission to the panel discussion at 6:45 p.m. and the dance workshop at 8:00 p.m.); free admission for kids under 12.)
Festival Pass: $55 (includes admission to all workshops, the panel discussion and the party)
or phone 1-800-838-3006

Voice of Roma is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation. You may deduct donations from your federally-taxable income.
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