Category Archives: Study Abroad

Lunik IX, Roma settlement near Kosice, Slovakia, 6/8/12

This entry is written from a more personal perspective than the previous, because I can only speak for myself about the feelings and thoughts that the visit to Lunik IX evoked. In the span of the two years, during which … Continue reading

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Roma Museum (Poland), 6/7/12

Roma histories and experiences differ greatly according to geographical region due to the policies that controlled and influenced how they were officially allowed to interact with local populations, where they lived, how they earned a living, and the extent to … Continue reading

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Roma Holocaust

A visit to Auschwitz cannot be put into words. We will remember it for the rest of our lives as we return again and again to process and try to comprehend the atrocities committed and the pain of those who … Continue reading

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The Concerts, 6/3/12

A week of Khamoro music concerts has left us with sounds of accordions, strings and brass ringing in our ears. We walk the streets of Prague, tapping our fingers to beautiful melodies, singing snippets of songs we’ve picked up along … Continue reading

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The Lectures, 5/30/12

The 14th World Roma Festival “Khamoro” is one of the largest and most significant Roma music festivals in Europe. Khamoro (“Little Sun”) takes its name from a Roma music group that today’s Khamoro festival producers Jelena and Dzemil Silajdzic met … Continue reading

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Pitt in Prague, 5/29/12

We’ve danced to the eclectic sounds to the Belgian Gypsy fusion band Mec Yek (“Once Again”) and tapped our feet to the rhythms of Gypsy jazz talent Fapy Lafertin , we’ve interviewed key figures associated with the 14th World Roma … Continue reading

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