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International Roma Day Celebration

  Friday , Apr 5, 2013         7:30 PM

Event Details

Each year Voice of Roma honors International Roma Day at the Croatian American Cultural Center with presentations and an exciting, fun for all concert and dance party. Featured this year will be Reyhan Tuzsuz, a traditional Romani Turkish belly dancer in the improvisational village style, and Hüsnü Tuzsuz, a traditional Turkish Romani violinist. Direct from Istanbul, Reyhan and Hüsnü will perform and offer workshops in Turkish Romani belly dance and music. Authentic food by Julia Pecak, the former owner of Bistro E Europe.


6:00-7:15 pm - Reyhan/Husnu Tuzsuz dance and music workshops

7:30-8:15 pm - Sonia Seeman and Reyhan/Husnu Tuzsuz lecture/demo: "Turkish Romani dance and the role of female performers"

8:30-9:15pm - debut of Galbeno Band, led by Dusan Ristic, co-founder of KAL

9:30-11:30pm - concert with Reyhan and Husnu tuzsuz, Rumen Sali Shopov, and special guest : Sonia Seeman, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Texas.


Rayhan Tuzsuz
Reyhan Tuzsuz is an internationally acclaimed Turkish Romani dancer from Istanbul, who teaches and performs in the traditional non-professional Romani...

Huznu Tuzsuz
Hüsnü Tuzsuz, Reyhan’s husband, is a highly respected local Romani violinist active in the restaurant and wedding circu...

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