Khamoro world Roma festival opens in Prague

The annual international festival of Romany culture Khamoro will open with a concert on Prague’s Strelecky island on Sunday, featuring, among others, singers Jan Bendig, Markéta Konvičková, Elis and Monika Bagárová. The concert, which the organizers claim is the biggest event of its kind in the world, attracts Romany bands from far and wide and is a celebration of the Romany culture and way of life. The week long-event offers concerts, workshops, exhibitions, lectures and debates and traditionally culminated with a parade through the centre of Prague.