Second New York Gypsy Festival

Building on the success of the 1st New York Gypsy Festival of
the last year, the 10-day joyful and passionate Fiesta Romani is returning for
its second installment in September- October 2006.

The festival offers a broad perspective on various styles of Gypsy music and
dance against the backdrop of New York City which, being the crossroads of many
cultures, is essentially gypsy at heart.

The 2005 New York Gypsy Festival featured music from a wide geographical region
including Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia and the Balkans with performers such as Gogol
, The Clarinet All-stars, Hungry March Band,
Zlatne Uste, Leningrad and more than a dozen of local bands.2006 Festival continues featuring high caliber local and international talent of
Gypsy (Romani) music.

International Talent:
Gipsy Kings new generation from France

Acquaragia Drom
from Italy,
Romania Gypsy Music Costel Vasilescu,
Russian Gypsy Music & Dance Sasha Kalpakov Trio Hungarian Gypsy Music & Dance
Honved Dance Company,
Turkish Gypsy Music Husnu Senlendirici

Local talent, “Gypsy New Yorkers”:

Balkan Brass Bands

, Slavic Soul Party, Hungary March Band, Zagnut
Orkestar and Russian Gypsy Dancer Julia Kulakova.

The event is produced by World Music Institute and Mehanata-Meyhane (House of

The festival will take place at various New York City downtown venues, Mehanata-Meyhane
(House Of Gypsy), a brand new venue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, owned by
Serdar Ilhan and Alex Dimitrov, the producers of last year’s Gypsy Festival.

Friday, September 29th NYU Skirball Center at 8pm
Costel Vasilesku / Romania
Slavic Soul Party “Gypsy Soul”/ Brooklyn

Saturday, September 30th NYU Skirball Center at 8pm
Honved Dance Company / Hungary

Tuesday, October 3rd Mehanata Meyhane at 10pm
Hungry March Band / New York
DJ Joro-Boro

Wednesday, October 4th Mehanata Meyhane at 10pm
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars
Special Guests “Fanfara Judaica”/ New York

Gypsy Dancer Dorit
DJ Joro-Boro

Thursday, October 5th Mehanata Meyhane at 10pm
Zagnut Orkestar “Balkan Music” / New York

Gypsy Dancer Jeniviva
DJ Joro-Boro

Friday, October 6th CLARINET ALLSTAR JOE’S PUB at 11.30
Husnu Senlendirici, from Turkey
Yuri Yunakov from Bulgaria
Ismail Lumanovski from Macedonia
Panogiotis Andreu from Greece
Seido Salifoski from Macedonia
Jordan Pearsman from Philadelphia

Zlatne Uste “Balkan Brass Band”

Saturday, October 7th The ROXY, Manhattan at 8pm
Gipsy Kings / New Generation from France
Anthony Reyes, Titi Reyes, Jose Reyes, Michael Reyes, William Turelle

/ “Romenian, Balkan and Russian music”
Gypsy Dancer Julia Kulakova / Russia

Sunday, October 8th LQ, Manhattan at 9pm
Eugeni Hutz DJ and Vocal (Gogol Bordello) Ukraine

Sasha & Vadim Kolpakov Due
“Gypsy Music with 7 String Guitar virtouse” / Russia

Acquaragia Drom
“Gypsies from Italy”

Kultur Shock “Gypsy Punk” / Seattle


The Roxy, 515 W 18th Street at 10th Ave.
LQ 511 Lexington Ave NYC (47th & Lexington)
Mehanata Meyhane 113 Ludlow St. New York City
Joe’s Pub 470 Lafayette Street, New York City
NYU Skirball Center 566 La Guardia Pl at Washington Square South, New York City