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Jul23

Gadjo Collective at Sasquatch festival

Rangeton

The Gadjo Collective at Saskquatch

The Gadjo Collective is a Balkan dance band. It emerged from the Road to Django show and explores the music of the Balkans tossing in a dash of hot club swing. The Collective was formed after Cam Neufeld attended the Django festival in Samois, France in 2010 that celebrated Django’s 100th birthday. In the months leading up to that festival Cam traveled to India to explore the roots of Roma music and continued through the Balkans, Spain and France studying and composing. Since then, Cam has made three more trips to India, Turkey and the Balkans continuing to play and research music of the Roma. Using traditional and newly composed pieces , these seasoned musicians will have you on your feet dancing faster than you can say “holy wedding and funeral party dance band”

Ederlezi with Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective

Riverdale house , 9231 100 Ave NW, Edmonton

From ancient times, wherever humans have lived, we have celebrated the arrival of spring and summer. Ederlezi is a Romani mid spring festival , when everything comes alive after the bitter winter. Come join Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective as we celebrate the escape from the winters grip. Come make your wish and tie it to the wishing tree This year we are offering tickets for a Syrian dinner that can be purchased apart from the dance tickets ( all food tickets must be purchased by May 3 ) outdoor party ( dress warm ! ) May 7 @ Riverdale House 9231 100 Ave NW, Edmonton Dinner @ 7pm Dance @ 8pm

Dance only - $20 with food - $35

call Marianne for tickets - 780-424-4768 mariannewatchel@hotmail.com

The Road to Django

Capital Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton

Following the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans, and Spain, ending with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, this show will take you on a musical journey through exotic lands to the swing era of the Quintet of the Hotclub of France! 

Dance for Nepal fundraiser with the Gadjo Collective

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Riverdale Hall , 9231 100 ave, Edmonton

Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Cash bar, Silent Auction - sale of crafts Proceeds go to UNICEF and the Nepali Children's Education Project

$20 advance $25 at the door

Ederlezi festival with Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective with Fable Entertainment

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Churchill Square, Edmonton

From ancient times, wherever humans have lived, we have celebrated the arrival of spring and summer. Ederlezi is a Romany mid-spring festival, when everything comes alive after the bitter winter. Come join Cam Neufeld and the Gadjo Collective with special guests,Fable Entertainment, as we celebrate the escape from winter's grip! Come dance to Balkan beats and Hot Cub Swing. Come make your wish and tie it to a wishing tree. Come party on Churchill Square on Sunday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Come bring your Mom!

free event Age limit: All ages

Rd to Django

Festival Place , 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

The Road to Django celebrates the life of Django Reinhardt and the music of the Roma. Led by Cam Neufeld and incorporating the musicality and energy of 14 musicians and 3 dancers, the show follows the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans and Spain and ends with the gypsy jazz of Reinhardt himself. Experience a musical journey unlike any other through exotic lands to the swing era of the quintet of the Hotclub of France! Featuring Cam Neufeld - violin Lisi Sommer - vocals Billie Zizi - guitar and vocals Clint Pelletier -guitar Alin Rogoz - guitar and vocals Jamie Philp - guitar Jim Findlay - guitar and oud Don Ross - clarinet Mary -Lee Bird - trombone Keith Remple -sousaphone Spencer Murray - saxophone and zurna Bramwell Park -drums Ahmed Al Auqaily - percussion Geoff O’Brian - percussion Jana Lang - dancer Birkley Wisniewski - dancer Krista Posyniak - dancer special guest - Caleb Hunt - violin

$28 - $32 Age limit: All ages

Jul25

Billie Zizi

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Sasquatch Gathering , Rangeton

Billie Zizi grew up surrounded by music and started her first band at age seven called The Rotten Socks. Billie Zizi and her two best friends played concerts, had promotional photo shoots and wrote singles such as “Old People Cryin' by the side of the Noodle River”, “Stinkin' up the Highway” and “How dare you Bob”. They grossed a total of five dollars and fifty nine cents. Since then Billie Zizi has continued her musical journey in an entirely nomadic fashion, her migratory tendencies spanning West Africa, South Asia, Europe and Canada. Upon her return to Canada in 2010 Billie Zizi attended Grant Macewan university to study music. Conjoining jazz influenced vocal lines with folk lyrics she is “A nuclear fission of calculated folk and meandering jazz sensibilities”-Joe Gurba

“Her voice will lull you into a dream and wake you with the sweetest sounding alarm clock.”-One Man Band Festival


“Last night's show with Jordan Billie Zizi-The tunnel song was so beautiful and moving. A totally unforgettable experience.”-Julie Rohr Rice “With a honed in trickling jazz folk not unlike early Feist, Billie Zizi has carved a little cubby to tuck away the simple truths & admissions.”-Argue Job

Jun20

North Country Fair

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I'll be playing here with Billie Zizi and also with Michael Dunn

Cam Neufeld and the Rd to Django Collective

Demmitt Hall, Demmitt

Cam Neufeld -violin Clint Pelletier- guitar Lisi Sommer - Vocals Billie Zizi - guitar and vocals Don Ross - clarinet Farley Scott - bass Geoff O'Brian- percussion
The Road to Django is a show that celebrates the life of Django Reinhardt (Jan 23, 1910 - May 16,1953) and the music of the Roma. It was put together after Cam Neufeld attended the Django fest in Samois France in 2010 that celebrated Django’s 100th birthday.

Following the gypsy trail from India through Persia, Turkey, the Balkans, and Spain, ending with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, this show will take you on a musical journey through exotic lands to the swing era of the Quintet of the Hotclub of France!

$25 advance $27 at the door Age limit: All ages