Glasgow will host the first ever Scottish Roma Culture Festival at the CCA

Scotland’s first-ever Roma culture festival will take place this weekend in Glasgow.

The festival, directed by Ando Glaso, is held on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28 at the CCA.

Free, the festival aims to highlight the cultural heritage of Roma living in Scotland.

Participants will be able to attend live concerts, talks, exhibitions and workshops by Roma artists based in Scotland.

From left to right: Janos Lang, Janos Kallai, Marius Otves pose for a photo to announce the launch of the festival.E-mail
From left to right: Janos Lang, Janos Kallai, Marius Otves pose for a photo to announce the launch of the festival.

Janos Lang, creative director of Ando Glaso, said they hope the festival can help strengthen the bond between communities.

“This unique festival is the first of its kind in Scotland, showcasing the colorful and often invisible Roma cultural heritage,” Lang said.

“Our goal was to set up a program that will feature artists, experts, artists from the Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish and Scottish communities of the GRT.

“We hope the festival will strengthen the bond between our fragmented communities and provide the general public with an opportunity to connect with Roma and the culture currently present in Scotland.”

Helen D. Jessen