Come to the 7th annual Ederlezi festival , normally held on the 5th of May but because of the late spring here in Edmonton we have delayed to the 27th of May. From ancient times, wherever humans have lived, we have celebrated the arrival of spring and summer. Ederlezi is a Romani mid spring festival , celebrated in Turkey ( Hıdırellez) and throughout the Balkans (Ederlezi) when everything comes alive after the bitter winter. Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Gadjo Collective : The Gadjo Collective is a 5 to 12-piece Balkan dance band featuring original music composed over 5 years of traveling the “Roma trail” from India to Spain as well as traditional songs from the Balkans. This same group expands to become a 17 member theater show called “ The Road to Django” including dancers and extra musical guests.
" Mesmerizing, captivating, dreamy, stirring - all words that describe the magic of a Gadjo Collective performance! Masterful musicians with ragged old souls that will move you, body and spirit. Gadjo melted our dance floor and our hearts. Would not hesitate to book again!" Jana Graham - Artistic Director, Snowking festival , Yellowknife NWT
“It's difficult to describe in words the 'mystical' journey through time that you were able to take the audience on that evening. 'Spellbinding' performances by some of the best musicians performing Balkan music anywhere in the world today, Detailed history, otherworldly rhythms and impeccable arrangements created an evening of pure magic the people of Demmitt will not soon forget.” Jane Gothard - Artistic Team, Borderline Culture Series This year we are offering tickets for an amazing Syrian dinner that can be purchased apart from the dance tickets ( all food tickets must be purchased by May 24) outdoor party ( dress warm ! ) Tickets- $20 for party, $20 for Syrian food Call Marianne @ 780-424-4768 or firstname.lastname@example.org