Romani dance and music in Turkey

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24 September 2019 (19:00 to 20:30) 2019 – 2020 Lecture Series The Romani and Traveller peoples of Turkey (Romanlar, Domlar, Lomlar, Gezginler, Abdallar and others), have been present in Anatolia and Thrace (Anadolu ve Trackya) since the Byzantine period, arriving at a similar time to the first Saldjûk (Selçuk) Turks began to settle in eastern regions, c.1050. Originally from India, …

International Romani Day

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The First World Romani Congress 8th April 1971, forty-eight years ago, the First World Romani Congress was held on the outskirts of London, in Orpington, Kent. Organised by members of the Gypsy Council and the Comité International Rom, the meeting and its associated open-air music festival on Hampstead Heath, would mark a high point in the history of Romani and Traveller people. The …

Progress Report 2018

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company Ltd  Aka Romani Arts Summary of the main achievements of the charity during the year. The Charity’s 9th year has seen significant development in the integration of communities along with a host of successful achievements that have been instrumental in driving the overall message forward.  These specific activities are: Grant from the Heritage Lottery …