International Roma Day

April 8th Romani culture awareness The international Romani culture day is to create an awareness of the Romani culture. Romani’s as Diana Muir Appelbaum describes them are unique for they have never defined themselves with territory, they do not carry with them traditions of an ancient distant homeland from which their ancestors migrated. Nor do …

World Gypsy day

One of the dance forms we learnt in our Bharatnatyam curriculum was the gypsy dance, the costume would vivid, with gold spangles, and colourful hair tassels’, a tambourine in the hand and quick beats. Most of us loved it for the sheer energy it created. Gypsies seemed exotic. Gypsies the Nomads.. Travelling in caravans, in …