Voice of Roma presents
18th Annual California Herdeljezi Festival
featuring SAZET BAND
New York's high-octane Macedonian Romani band
Saturday May 2, 2015 - Croatian Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
on Alemany Ave - three blocks from Balboa Park BART station
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.

  • 3:00-4:30 pm - Romani singing workshop with Ferdi Demir of Sazet Band
  • 4:30-6:00 pm - Romani instrumental workshop with members of Sazet Band
  • 6:15-7:15 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
  • 7:30-8:30 pm - Romani dance workshop with Sani Rifati
  • 8:30 pm - Dance party with live music by Sazet Band
Bulgarian/Balkan food by Hristo Kolev - available for purchase.

Singing Workshop: $20
Instrumental Workshop: $20
Dance party with Sazet: $20 advance, $25 door (includes admission to the panel discussion at 6:15pm and the Dance Workshop at 7:30pm)
Festival Pass: $60 (includes admission to all three 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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