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“From Rajisthan to the World, the History and Culture of the Roma” led by Yale Strom

Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 22, 2021

For many people, the word Gypsy evokes an air of mystery and romance and scenes of unbridled dancing, fortune-telling, music, and brightly painted caravans of horse-drawn carriages.

The word “Gypsy” has become synonymous with the kind of wanderlust and exhibitionism we find tempting and dangerous, fantasies kept hidden deep within ourselves, rarely acted upon. No other ethnic group in the world has its name so popularly used as an adjective by an artist (all too often written with a small “g”) and advertisers to sell their products or alternatively, as a pejorative. This course will examine who the Roma (coming from the Sanskrit word for man) people really are and their unique place in European history and world culture.

Yale StromYale Strom is also one of the world’s leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Roma music and history. He has conducted extensive ethnographic research throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans since 1981. He has made nine documentary films, written thirteen books, has had numerous photo-exhibitions throughout the world and with his band Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi he has made fifteen recordings. They run the gamut from traditional klezmer to “new” Jewish jazz. He has also composed for theatre, film, radio, television, symphony orchestras and various artists such as Rachel Barton Pine, Sara Caswell and many others. His latest documentary film is American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs and newest recording is Yale Strom’s Broken Consort: Shimmering Lights. He is currently artist-in-residence/professor in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. Prior to this Strom taught at New York University, where he created a course in ethnography and art that is taught to this day. www.yalestrom.com

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held with on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.


Monday, November 1, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Diego, CA United States


Adult Education