gypsy festival 2012

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Don't forget the band is playing in NY on Sept 22 at PACE University's The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Tickets here


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 CIOCARLIA (their first 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 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.

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.
[Please note the passes are NOT valid at the Fanfare Ciocărlia concert on 9/22, which takes place at PACE University]

Videos of headliner FANFARE CIOCARLIA from Romania