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Pictures of Gabby Young & SoCalled from Opening 2 Shows at 7th Annual NY Gypsy Fest

Special 20 minute preview of BRASSLANDS documentary added to be screened on September 24

PLEASE NOTE: Esma Redezepova & Ensemble Teodosievski's US Tour has been canceled due to visa issues. The 9/24 show will take place with Zlatne Uste & Raya Brass Band. All tickets for this show will be honored plus advance ticket holders for this event will have access to ALL nine shows during the NY Gypsy Festival. Ticket holders can also ask for a full $30 refund. Please contact info@nygypsyfest.com. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The NY Gypsy All-Stars show on 9/16 is postponed to another future date in the Fall at Drom. 


It has been 7 years since our first show under the NY Gypsy Festival banner. Since then, this grassroots festival has reached thousands of fans and immigrants in New York transcending barriers and celebrating the music of the people of the Roma (ie. Gypsies). Over the last seven years the infamous festival's reputation has grown to one of national prominence. That which defines the Gypsy diaspora, tenacity, vivaciousness, variety and spirit, in turn defines our entire festival.


In preparation for the epic 7th edition of the New York Gypsy Festival we have lined up 15 headliners for the "loudest and proudest" festival New York has to offer. From klezmer hip-hop to flamenco funk, Balkan jazz & blues to indie-pop there is a little something for everyone on this year’s menu. For twenty joyous days in September this year, join us in the festivities and celebrate with us.

Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede
NY Gypsy Festival Producers 

The NY Gypsy Festival celebrates its seventh year with another outstanding performance schedule and a total of nine shows from Sept 9 – October 1st, 2011.
Highlights include the US Debut of Italy's much revered CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO, New Mexico-based A HAWK AND A HACKSAW, Austria's Electro Swing masters DUNKELBUNT & THE SECRET SWING SOCIETY and Barcelona's wild and creative band FREAK FANDANGO ORCHESTRA

The festival will also celebrate new album releases of British artist GABBY YOUNG & THE OTHER ANIMALS' "We're All In This Together" (Four Quarters), Montreal-based SOCALLED's "Sleepover" (Dare To Care Records), ROGER DAVIDSON & FRANK LONDON KLEZMER ORCHESTRA's "On The Road of Life" (Soundbrush) and Hungarian/Serbian guitarist CSABA TOTH BAGI'sAved Ivenda” (Groove Attack).