DASH ARTS PRESENTSDASH CAFÉ: LATCHO DROM – A MUSICAL, FILMIC LOVE LETTER TO EUROPE’S ROMA
Wednesday, 22nd of May 2019 | 7.30pm (doors at 7pm)
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA | £5
In this month’s Café, Dash Arts will screen Tony Gatlif’s musical love letter to Europe’s Roma communities – LATCHO DROM. Made more than 25 years ago, it is a meticulously and beautifully crafted documentary examining the Romany culture and traditions across Europe with a stunning music score.
We’ll also host a post-film conversation with Roma artists and thinkers, exploring their work and what life is like today for Roma communities across Europe. Featuring artist, curator and researcher Daniel Baker and photographer and film director Artur Čonka.
LATCHO DROM (Safe Journey)
Details: 1993, France, Cert PG, 103 mins
Direction: Tony Gatlif
Summary: Meticulously crafted documentary examining the Romany culture and traditions around the world, opening in the summer and concluding the following spring. Tony Gatlif’s film compares and contrasts the rituals of Romanys from as far apart as India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Spain, France, Hungary and Slovakia – seeing how the community interacts and how singing and dancing are such an integral part of the Romany way of life.
Image credit: Tony Gatlif, courtesy of KG Productions
Dash Arts creates artistic experiences that challenge the way we see the world in collaboration with exceptional international artists.
Our regular Dash Cafés feature live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Intimate and informal, the Cafés offer a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists who shed new light on the regions in which we work.
Our current season of work is EUTOPIA, investigating what it means to be European. EUTOPIA emerged as a direct response to the 2016 EU Referendum. As the UK voted to leave the EU, we felt the need to ask what Europe means. We are focusing our spotlight on Europe with a cross-arts approach that integrates research, development, participation, presentation, and production over several years.