Opre Khetanes! Concert and Symposium
on Romani (Gypsy) Musics and Cultures

Organized by the Initiative for Romani Music at NYU, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, World Music Institute, and Voice of Roma

25-27 April 2013

New York University Department of Music
Room 220
24 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003



Opre Khetanes! Concert and Symposium on Romani (Gypsy) Musics and Cultures represents a major gathering on the East Coast of scholars of Romani culture and Roma who work as academics, activists, and/or performers. Presentations will be made by established scholars and by graduate students with expertise in Romani studies.


In the symposium portion of Opre Khetanes!, (Self-)Representations: Romani Music and Culture in Diaspora, scholars in the fields of musicology, anthropology, Romani studies and related disciplines will present papers on subjects related to the representation of Romani people by themselves and/or others. Opre Khetanes! will also feature film screenings, performances, workshops, and a panel discussion.  We are pleased to welcome Dr. Angela Kocze, research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer on European developmental policies at the University of ELTE, as our keynote speaker.


This event is free and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required.