Who broke my gypsy festival?!

Despite our biggest event of the year being canceled at literally the last possible second, those who came to Gypsy Tabor to camp out for three days of music, booze, and frivolity were not going home without a fight. We didn’t actually do much fighting, but we did a whole lotta music making, hookah-smoking, BBQ-ing, and summer-soaking-up.

Thanks to everyone who stayed in the woods with us, especially the Russian folks with charged guitar amps, everyone who brought drums, flutes, tambourines, Kreptatka Camp for providing us with non-stop hookah all weekend, and Sarah for waving the “FUCK YEAH” flag.

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Reporting from the Front Line…

Gypsy Camp had its kinks (a lot of them…) but we made it through and had a blast. Dancers prancing around fires, men getting arrested right out of the ocean water, helicopters buzzing above, bouzouki notes soaring, glasses tipping, world cup fans freaking the f*ck out around the big screen, and of course, fantastic weather.

Zooey England flew into town to help us prep with  parties, paint, and general bohemian street cred.

The night before camp we had our [Burdel Dali Presents] Gypsy Camp Pre-party, full of beautiful people and their beautiful dance moves.

We set off for Camp, ready for anything!

Stage building, falling into holes, anti-climaxes, and what-have-you…

After day-one and camp set-up, we drove back to the lower east side to party!

Day two of camp was hoppin’! Eight bands & performers canceled on us at the last second, but everyone still kept the music and the movement alive.

Of course it was world cup, so there was a lot of soccer enthusiasm going on.

Bastet Belly Dance Troupe and Anna Leah led a workshop in the grass in addition to stellar performances (sharpened daggers and swords included), with the help of live music played by campers…

Unfortunately, with the focus on food, bands/dancers (many of whom bailed out), disco balls, and other exciting things, the most important element of “Gypsy” was lost this time around. While the entertainment aspect of the Camp did suffer, people had a great time… but no one walked away from this mini-fest with a better understanding of Gypsy culture.

For the Tabor fest in August, an enormous emphasis will be placed on Gypsy culture, the Roma human rights movements, Gypsy folk music and dance, etc. The criticisms aimed at this event have been heard loud and clear.  Burdel Dali will continue to represent and support the movement and focus our efforts on this fantastic opportunity to bring people together through song and dance!

See you at TABOR in August! xx

Gypsy Camp Ahoy! Pre-Party is in order…

[Burdel Dali Presents] Gypsy Camp Pre-Party! ♪

Before Mehanata’s caravan takes off to Floyd Bennett Field for the much anticipated beach-side GYPSY CAMP, let’s get EFF’D!!

Bollywood shimmer meets Gypsy-punk guitar string-snapping lament over filthy Cumbia basslines and a well deserved dose of Cha-Cha-Chalga… DJ Mishto & Raphlex dance you right into Friday morning, just in time to go home and grab your tent!

♪ ICE CAGE VODKA DRINKING ROOM IS OPEN
♪- $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM, $5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT

Check out the details for the Gypsy Camp here, and buy tickets if you haven’t ($20 for three days, it’s free during the day if you just want to hang out). We’ll be representing throughout the whole camp!

http://nygypsy.com/default.aspx


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RSVP to burdel.dali.presents@gmail.com

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Photography by nightlifebaby and Tchaikovsky Darling.
Hosted by Michelle Christina of Tchaikovsky Darling.

Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself!

Our DJ schedule for the weekend:

♪ Thursday: DJ Mishto & Raphlex
♪ Friday: Raphlex
♪ Saturday: Dj Mishto

… Which brings us to our next announcement! Gypsy Camp Weekend in Brooklyn! See you there!

NY GYPSY CAMP! June 11 – 13 2010
Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn NY

http://NYgypsy.com/

→ FREE TO ENTER! $20 to camp for three days. BUY TICKETS NOW:
http://nygypsy.com/Tickets.aspx

→ WHAT IS THE GYPSY CAMP?

… a 3 day retreat from the urban sprawl and daily grind! Following up on 2009’s crazed Gypsy Tabor festival, we are presenting what promises to be a relentlessly festive, musical celebration this June. Free-spirited music, dancing, food, and drink under the open sky – right next to the beach!!

★ – Non-stop music performances: acoustic gypsy punk, klezmer, traditional greek, and folk from around the world. Non-stop jam sessions day and night for three full days!
★ – Music & dance workshops
★ – Beach-side & water activities: Jet skiing, boating (ramp available free of charge, bring your own boat), swimming, etc…
★ – Belly dancers, fire dancers, all matter of charmers & enchanters
★ – Gypsy jewelry vendors, tattoo artists, tarot card & fortune reading
★ – Gypsy Film Screenings after dark
★ – GOOD PEOPLE, FUN ATMOSPHERE, CULTURAL INTAKE!

WE WILL PROVIDE A FREE SHUTTLE FROM SHEEPSHEAD BAY STATION ONCE EVERY HOUR…
We will have a full bar on site with WORLD SOCCER CUP live coverage!
MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?gl=us&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117893896975724679874.000487cef96fa4f9d318c&ll=40.596032%2C-73.929405&spn=0.030305%2C0.084543&z=14&iwloc=000487cef97267eeb875a

♪ → 3-DAY SCHEDULE
http://nygypsy.com/makingof.aspx

♪ → CHECKLIST
http://nygypsy.com/bloh.aspx?id=57

♪ → PHOTOS OF OUR LAST FESTIVAL
http://nygypsy.com/bloh.aspx?id=53

QUESTIONS? Contact: mehanata@gmail.com
Booking Contact: michelle.christina.larsen@gmail.com

http://NYgypsy.com/

Burdel Dali does GYPSY TABOR!

September 11 – 13th was a weekend of live music, chaos and fire-dancing, falling fences, mosquitoes, homemade rakia, long skirts, thin-walled tents, witch-trees, glass-drinking, and cultural appreciation.

It was worth the three hour journey of various vehicles, with dollar store pit-stops for plastic belts and lighter fluid, to finally have our terrified cab driver pull into the lot at Floyd Bennett Field. The New York Gypsy Tabor Festival was definitely a weekend we won’t forget (because…we took photos). Thanks Sasho!!

“Morning” & “Breakfast”…

See you next year at the Gypsy Tabor…!