We are giving away a pair of tickets to “Latcho Drom” Screening @ Bagdad Theater on July 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 28.
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From our sponsors:
“Latcho Drom” screening
July 3, 2013
Doors 4:30 p.m. / Show starts at 6 p.m. | $10 | All Ages
More info: mcmenamins.com
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-9234 | More info: mcmenamins.com
This summer, Portland will be treated to a one of a kind event- Latcho Drom, (“Safe Journey”) a musical documentary which takes viewers on a lyrical, thought-provoking, visually stunning journey along the paths of the Romani (Gypsy) diaspora, told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. This well- loved film was written and directed by French/Romani filmmaker Tony Gatlif and the cast comprises Romani people sharing their culture.
Doors open at 4:30 with a silent auction and $10 raffle tickets to win a Flamenco guitar (value $680). Film will start at 6:00pm.
This screening is a fundraiser for the upcoming Festival Romani– an exuberant celebration of Gypsy music and dance from around the world. This unique festival will offer a rare and authentic glimpse into a culture which is so often misunderstood and stereotyped. The mission of the festival is to celebrate the extraordinary diversity, beauty, and passion of Romani (Gypsy) music and dance. By exploring the influence and legacy of the music, the festival hopes to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Romani culture.
The festival offers traditional and contemporary Romani music and dance by both local and international performers. In addition, artisanal vendors of adornments and crafts, food, wine garden, cultural presentations, and a children’s area with story-telling, crafts, and instrument “petting zoo”. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 17th, 2013, at the Sellwood Riverfront Park, Portland, Oregon, from 10am to 8pm with an after-party at the Bossanova Ballroom from 8:30pm to 2am.