AUGUST 9, 2012
New York Gypsy Festival Announces 8th Season
Fanfare Ciocărlia, Hazmat Modine, Sway Machinery And More To Performby Tom Pryor
The annual New York Gypsy Festival returns for its eighth season this September, with nine shows from September 8th to September 30th. This year's festival will feature fifteen artists from Romania, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Canada, Germany, Macedonia and the US, including legendary Romanian Roma brass ensemble Fanfare Ciocărlia, making their first Stateside appearance in nine years.
The festival's complete press release, including show schedule, is reprinted below.
The NY Gypsy Festival celebrates its eighth year with another outstanding performance schedule and a total of nine shows from Sept 8 - September 30, 2012.
Highlights include the return of the mighty Romanian Gypsy band Fanfare Ciocărlia (their first U.S. show in 9 years!), the stunning Andalucian dancer and singer Elena Andujar from Spain, Balkan funk & jazz masters NY Gypsy All-Stars, Italian/Canadian swing-folk artist Marco Calliari and NY's very own eclectic blues-alt band Hazmat Modine.
The festival will also feature 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, Berlin's queen of Balkan Beats, the uber-ecletic DJ Ipjek. 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.
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.
NY GYPSY FEST FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 8
Festival Opening Night Gypsy Blues & Rock featuring
HAZMAT MODINE & SWAY MACHINERY
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
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
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
at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE University
3 Spruce Street, NY, NY, 10038
Saturday, September 22
Fanfare Ciocărlia Official Afterparty featuring
Thursday, September 27
Gypsy Cabaret & Eclectic Balkan Beats featuring
SEPIATONIC & DJ IPEK'S EKLEKTIK BERLINISTAN
Friday, September 28
Contemporary Andalucían Dance & Music featuring
Sunday, September 30
Flamenco Jazz featuring