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

[Burdel Dali Presents] ✿ SPRING FESTIVAL & FILM SCREENING ✿

[Burdel Dali Presents] ✿ SPRING FESTIVAL & FILM SCREENING ✿
Thursday, May 27th.


→ 9:30PM – Live music by bands on both levels of the club!

→ 11:30PM – Tribal Belly dance performance by Dhyana and Irina

→ 12:00AM – Burdel Dali DANCE PARTY!: Raphlex, DJ Mishto, DJ Mishka.

✿ TRIBAL BELLY DANCERS: Dhyana and Irina
✿ PSYCHIC READINGS by Alma
✿ LIVE MUSIC: Nevermoon, Tiho, and more!
✿ FLOWERS, BODY PAINTING
✿ KITCHEN UTENSILS USED AS INSTRUMENTS
✿ ICE CAGE VODKA DRINKING ROOM
✿ $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM, $5 RAKIA SHOTS
✿ HOOKAH & BULGARIAN FOOD!!

WE’LL BE TAKING FOOTAGE FOR OUR UPCOMING PROMO VIDEO!
DAZZLING COSTUMES ENCOURAGED: FLOWERY GYPSY CARNIVAL STYLE!

Wear bright colors, coin scarves, flowers in your hair, and shoes you don’t mind destroying on the dance floor! You can’t go wrong with a tambourine either. Don’t miss our epic prelude to brass, beer, and beaches in summer 2010!

★ FREE ADMISSION to BURDEL DALI on our list all night.
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!

FEATURED FILM: GYPSIES ARE FOUND NEAR HEAVEN
7:00PM

Queen of the Gypsies (Russian: Табор уходит в небо, lit. “The gypsy camp goes to heaven”; also known as Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven is a 1975 Soviet film by Emil Loteanu, loosely based on various works by Maxim Gorky. Set in early 20th century Bessarabia, the film tells the love story between the gypsy girl Rada and the horse thief Zobar of Gorky’s early 1892 short story “Makar Chudra” (Russian: Макар Чудра).

Twilight Vision covers Gypsy Tabor…

Some of our favorite Mehanata regulars waxing nomadic at the Gypsy Tabor festival… Raphlex is photographing, Michelle is dancing, and Mishto is getting interviewed about Brooklyn wildlife. Watch out, it gets pretty deep. Click to watch.

Our photos from the festival here