The 8th Annual NY Gypsy Festival to Feature Nine Shows in September 2012

Fanfare Ciocarlia
Photo by Arne Reinh
The New York Gypsy Festival, produced by Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede, will celebrate its eighth year with a total of nine shows from September 8 – September 30, 2012. Highlights include the return of the renowned Romanian Gypsy band Fanfare Ciocarlia; the striking Andalusian dancer and singer Elena Andujar from Spain; Balkan funk & jazz masters NY Gypsy All-Stars; Italian/Canadian swing-folk artist Marco Calliari and New York’s very own eclectic blues-alt band Hazmat Modine.

The festival will also include the flamenco jazz sounds of Ariadna Castellanos, Canadian party brass band Roma Carnivale, the powerful all-star collective Sway Machinery, the Gypsy cabaret stylings of Portland’s Sepiatonic, and Berlin’s queen of Balkan Beats DJ IPEK.

For the first time this year the festival will include a film screening, a Romani music workshop and a brass battle for the benefit of Zlatne Uste’s Golden Festival.

Festival Schedule

Saturday, September 8

Festival Opening Night Gypsy Blues & Rock featuring
Hazmat Modine & Sway Machinery
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:45pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Sunday, September 9

Romani Dance Party & Brass Battle featuring

Zlatne Uste, Raya Brass Band, Veveritse Brass Band, Sazet Band, Romski Boji & Chochek Nation
For the benefit of the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival
Doors at 4pm, Show at 5pm
$10 adv, $15 at door

Tuesday, September 18

Film Screening of the Critically Acclaimed

“A People Uncounted” by Aaron Yeger
and Romani Music Workshop & Lecture with Petra Gilbert, Professor at Initiative for Romani Music at NYU
Doors at 4pm for Workshop, Film Screening at 6pm
$10 for workshop, Free admission with RSVP for film

Thursday, September 20

Gypsy Funk & Jazz and Italian Folk featuring

Ny Gypsy All-Stars & Marco Calliari
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Saturday, September 22

Romania’s Legends of Gypsy Brass Music

Fanfare Ciocarlia, First US Tour in 9 Years!
at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE University
3 Spruce Street, NY, NY, 10038
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
With support provided by the Romanian Cultural Institute in NY

Saturday, September 22

Fanfare Ciocarlia Official Afterparty featuring

Roma Carnivale
Doors at 10pm, Show at 11pm

Thursday, September 27

Gypsy Cabaret & Eclectic Balkan Beats featuring

Sepiatonic & Dj Ipek’s Eklektik Berlinistan
Doors at 10pm, Show at 10:30pm
With support provided by the Goethe Institute

Friday, September 28

Elena Andujar
Contemporary Andalusian Dance & Music featuring

Elena Andújar
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$15 adv, $20 at door

Sunday, September 30

Flamenco Jazz featuring Ariadna Castellanos

Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
With support provided by Instituto Cervantes

As in previous years, the public can purchase festival passes to the NY Gypsy Festival. The $45 pass gives fans access to all shows during the festival at Drom. Festival passes are available now on The NY Gypsy Festival website on The passes are NOT valid at the Fanfare Ciocarlia concert, which takes place at PACE University.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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