Painting a Poisonous Picture

Roma and Jews in Hungary targeted in spate of vulgar racist vandalism   It may be over 70 years since the terror of the Second World War but Hungary still cannot rid itself… Continue reading

YORTA YORTA AND HUNGARIAN ROMA: KINDRED SPIRITS A WORLD APART

  The story of Australian Aboriginal opera star Deborah Cheetham could never be contained in one article. However, even a summary of her life so far makes for captivating reading or listening as… Continue reading

Pharrajimos

It was in 1944, on April 16 that Hungary began its deportation of thousands of people, mainly Jews and Roma, to Nazi death camps in Germany and Poland. As well as August 2 (Holocaust… Continue reading

EDERLEZI: A FESTIVAL, A FEAST AND A SPECIAL SONG

For ALL our communities As the leaves return to the trees and memories of winter cold slowly vanish, on May 6 we celebrated the Romani spring festival “Ederlezi” and, more specifically, the wonderful… Continue reading

VADIM KOLPAKOV: TAKING ROMANI MUSIC FROM THE VOLGA ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Born and raised on the banks of the river Volga in Russia, world renowned 7-string guitarist Vadim Kolpakov is one of the most prominent Romani musicians of his generation. Starting from an early… Continue reading

População Cigana, Migração e Tráfico de Seres Humanos

por Ostalinda Maya Em 2011, coordenei um estudo sobre o tráfico de pessoas de etnia cigana para o Centro Europeu dos Direitos do Povo Romani/Cigano (do ingles European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)) em cinco países da… Continue reading

Pharrajimos

1944. április 16-án, Magyarországon megkezdődtek a deportálások a haláltáborokba. Augusztus másodika, a Roma Holokauszt áldozatainak emléknapja és Január 27-e az aushwitz-i láger felszabadításának évfordulója mellett a mai nap is fontos az elhallgatás megtörésére. … Continue reading

Roma Seminar with a Finnish Flavor

  The two countries are known to share some similarities in the roots of their language, but it was for another reason that the Hungarians and Finns came together on the 27 March… Continue reading

International Roma Day – When a Romani Movement and Anthem Were Born

It is exactly forty-one years to the day that the first World Roma Congress was held in Orpington near London. Since then, the 8th of April has had a special place on the… Continue reading

Edgeryders of the Storm

“Come together. Inspire one another. Help each other. Peer2peer.” That is the goal of a brand new innovative joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Commission called ‘Edgeryders’. The impetus… Continue reading