On 8 April, the Roma gypsy community in Scotland celebrate a day dedicated to their culture and way of life. Music and song is part of every day Roma life, with children learning to play a variety of instruments from as early as three years old.
Young Roma people from Govanhill in Glasgow travel to Castlemilk Youth Complex every week to play traditional Roma songs and to create rap music in their native Slovakian language. Amazingly, all the musicians are self-taught and don't restrict themselves to one instrument, moving from drums, to guitar, to keyboard.
Lecce, 9-10 March 2011, Cantieri Teatrali Koreja The basic creative and aesthetic postulate of Koreja Theatre and the work of the theatre on the social and training program In these years Koreja Theatre have realized special projects within the field of the ‚Äúsocial theatre‚Äù and often worked with young people from the suburbs, with deviant problems.
Between 2‚Äì5 March 2011, Rolling Film Festival will showcase, for the second time, more than 30 films made by and about Roma from all over the world. History, culture, art, hardships and joyfulness, life dramas and the simpleness of everyday life will come alive, to you, through the camera lenses of brilliant directors, to the screens of Rolling. Discussions between audience, artists, academics, and guests will follow screenings. Not only documentary movies, but for the first time, Rolling will showcase the "dreams" of young Roma - recreated in their short mobile phone films.
[22/06/2010] ''We say Dosta! To injustice, humiliation, ignorance and violation of human rights,'' declared Fanny Ardant, Ambassador of the Council of Europe Dosta! Campaign when she addressed the Assembly on 22 June during the debate on the situation of Roma in Europe. She also gave a very fine reading of a letter of Franz Liszt concerning the Gypsies, speaking of the injustices and misfortunes visited on Gypsies even in his day. Franz Liszt had a great admiration for them and used to say, “They were refused property in law and have appropriated it in fact”.