International Roma Festival began in Bratislava on Wednesday

A fashion show and music performances opened the 6th annual International Gypsy Fest in Bratislava's Stará Tržnica marketplace (now used as culture hub) on the evening of Wednesday, July 31. Top-notch Roma artists are involved in the programme, which runs until Aug. 3. Aside from traditional gypsy music, artists representing a variety of genres like gitano flamenco, Balkan music and rom-pop are also set to give performances. Also on display will be exhibitions of photographs devoted to the Roma, a Slovakia-wide theatre workshop and - as a new feature of this year's festival - a parade of all the performers in traditional Roma costumes across the centre of Bratislava. An international gathering of Roma youth is also slated to take place.

A fashion show and music performances opened the 6th annual International Gypsy Fest in Bratislava's Stará Tržnica marketplace (now used as culture hub) on the evening of Wednesday, July 31.

Top-notch Roma artists are involved in the programme, which runs until Aug. 3. Aside from traditional gypsy music, artists representing a variety of genres like gitano flamenco, Balkan music and rom-pop are also set to give performances. Also on display will be exhibitions of photographs devoted to the Roma, a Slovakia-wide theatre workshop and - as a new feature of this year's festival - a parade of all the performers in traditional Roma costumes across the centre of Bratislava. An international gathering of Roma youth is also slated to take place.

This year's event will see expert seminars devoted to Roma youth, with the Roma Holocaust given a pre-eminent place, the TASR newswire wrote. The festival is aimed at presenting the richness and variety of Roma culture and traditions and to contribute towards integrating the Roma into society and enhancing a multicultural society.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.