Gipsy Culture Award. April 8th. 2012: Romani Lives was born

the Spanish curators talk about Romani Lives

Virtual Visit to Romani Lives in Madrid

Image Romani Lives Exhibition


"Romani Lives. Lungo Drom" is an initiative that aims to portray the lives of European Roma people in the XXI Century, fostering debate about the situation of the biggest ethnic minority in Europe and creating opportunities for them to reflect about their own situation and future.

Alicante: next stop for Vidas Gitanas / Romani Lives

After Valencia, the  exhibition Vidas Gitanas / Romani Lives will travel to Alicante, also coinciding with the celebration of San Juan in that famous Mediterranean city, a date connected with the history and the legend for the Spanish gypsies community. The European project Romani Lives has been closed in Valencia.

Romani Lives in Valencia: last days for visiting

The long Bank Holiday of May 1 has become a true opportunity to see for last time in Valencia (Spain) the exhibition Romani Lives. Until the 4th of May, the visitors can come to the Centro del Carmen museum, in the heart of Old Town. This video, created by photographer Carlos Gascó and his team, will give you an idea of how deep is the experience of Romani  Lives in the city where the idea of the exhibition was born.

Norway visit Romani Lives

Rachel Eapan Paul, Senior Adviser of the Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud in Oslo, (Norway), has visited recently Romani Lives  in Valencia. The Senior Adviser travelled together with her collaborator Mona Larsen-Asp and both of them were very interested in the exhibition. The possibility of a travel of Romani Lives to Norway would be a mileston for a project that has already travelled for some of the most important capitals of the European continent.

Music takes control in Romani Lives

The course "Music as Gypsy culture" is celebrated in Valencia (Spain) in the context of the exhibition Vidas Gitanas / Romani Lives on 29 and 30 April.

Opening Ceremony of Vidas Gitanas/Romani Lives in Valencia

Opening Ceremony of Vidas Gitanas/Romani Lives in Valencia

Romani Lives back in Spain. Next city: Valencia

The Centro del Carmen Museum –house of the Consortium of Museums of the city of Valencia (one of the real big citys of the Mediterranean side of Spain)-, will host Romani Lives since next March 7. This version of the exhibiton will be a pure Spanish version of Romani Lives: the essence of the European project that has crossed the continent throughout 2013. For sure, Valencia will be a reference for this exhibition-in-progress, because it means a return to the origins.

Last Weekend for Romani Lives in Lisbon

If you are visiting Portugal, the first weekend of December is your last opportunity to enjoy the exhibition Vidas Ciganas / Romani Lives in Lisbon. Romani Lives is dealing with the least well-known gypsy reality of today, providing a modern perspective of this people and its way of life in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology. Gypsies are the most important minority in Portugal and rest of Europe, but also one of the least well-known by the majority of society.

Romani Lives has been extended in Lisbon

Until December 8, Romani Lives continues its success in Lisbon, as part of Mostra Espanha, a multi cultural meeting that links Portugal and Spain. Its name in Portuguese is Vidas Ciganas. In the exhibition, the modern technologies are combined with photographic references and the most diverse artistic evocation to combat stereotypes and enhance the Iberian distinction of Gypsies as most ancient minority of Portugal and Spain.

Musical Gypsy Night around Vidas Ciganas

Reinforcing the exhibition Vidas Ciganas/Romani Lives, last October 28, took place a concert that joined the art of Pessoa and Camaron de la Isla. All trough the music of the Symphony director Paco Suárez and the flamenco singer Vicente Soto "Sordera". They played at Tivoli Theater of Lisbon. The name of the project was Pessoa and Camaron, and the union of flamenco, symphony and poetry seduced the audience.


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