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Prague presents the World Roma Festival 2014

The festival runs from Sunday 25- Saturday 31 May and is dedicated to highlighting and celebrating Roma culture and all its aspects.

Many visitors will be flooding to Prague for this event, including those travelling on Danube river cruises to see the magical dance theatre, the live music and the traditional artists perform during parades and performances in the centre of Prague.

Famous Roma musicians from all across Europe will be travelling to perform at Khamoro and there will be a chance to hear narratives of old Roma from some of the most talented performers in Europe, as well as leading experts in Roma culture.

Roma music and gypsy jazz is famous all over the world and Khamoro gives Roma people and enthusiasts a chance to collectively celebrate this rich culture and its heritage. Expect colourful parades from expert street performers, fascinating screenings of educational films and an all-round fun party atmosphere on the streets of Prague.

The word ‘Khamoro’ means ‘the sun’ and the festival’s main goal is to radiate positive energy and enthusiasm, aiming to gather support together in an atmosphere of happiness and fun. The festival has been running for 15 years and is now the best-known festival of its kind in the world.

The week of festivities will draw to a close on Saturday 31 with a gala concert. Highlights of the week include the popular Children’s Day, the nightly jazz concerts and the opening of an art exhibition at the Museum Kampa on May 27th.

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