KUD "Shefket Ibraimovic" from Leskovac once the most successful, exists today only on paper

The rich tradition of the Roma from Leskovac was once presented by the well-known KUD “Shefket Ibraimovic”


This cultural artistic association was unofficially established in the 50's of the last century, and functioned as a group of citizens until 1973 when they were officially registered. This association had over 100 members and operated in a number of cultural and artistic sections. They performed throughout the former Yugoslavia and Europe, and won numerous domestic and international accolades at various competitions between the Cultural Art Societies.


Unfortunately, this KUD has not been in operation for more than a decade, because there are no interested young people who will continue the tradition of the rich tradition of Leskovac Roma.


KUD “Shefket Ibraimovic” officially exists only on paper.

In conversation with former members of this KUD, they nostalgically recall their performances and successes.


They expressed hope that however this KUD would come to life within the Roma Cultural Center in Leskovac.


This was also confirmed by the director of the Roma Cultural Center in Leskovac, Srecko Zivkovic, and the spokesman for Leskovac Mayor Aleksandar Stojanovic.


It was also mentioned that the Roma need to preserve their cultural identity, and that they can do so by reactivating the KUD “Shefket Ibraimovic” from Leskovac




How can pop culture help Roma?

Vincent Rodriguez Fernandez is a Roma activist, screenwriter and cartoonist who believes that a large number of Roma references in American pop culture is one of the good directions for young people to take an interest in topics such as Roma history.


Vincent has been lobbying for years to improve the Roma identity and be visible, including comic book heroes in Hollywood adaptations.


And really imagine in the most influential global machinery such as the Marvel Film Universe, at one point he appears as a superhero who speaks to the Gypsies and for whom the whole world knows he is a Roma, just as it is known that Black Panther is from Africa


Whether poverty will be reduced in this way, Roma will be employed in the institutions, I can't say, but it will have an impact on that, says Vincent.

Successful premiere of " First Apples, Then Roses" in Old Bazar at Garavde Muja Festival

As part of the festival activities "Garavde Mujal - Hidden Faces" the Association "Romano Ilo" as a fair audience was offered a premiere of " First Apples, Then Roses", a script comedy by and directed by Daniel Petrovski.
These 40 minute breaks were a real refreshment for the audience who metaphorically presented the picture of the political activity of the Roma in our country. The play was performed at the Children's Theater in the Old Skopje Bazaar
The roles in the play were interpreted by Djemiliana Abdulova, Daniel Petrovski, Sakip Memet, Samson and Ramush Muarem-Cirko

From November 15 to 17, Roma Theater Festival "Garavde Muja"

As part of its activities, the Association "Romano Ilo" from Skopje, in the field of cultural events and affirmation of Roma culture, will organize the event "Roma Garavde Muja" from November 15 to 17 in Skopje.

Roma theaters from Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and the host Republic of Northern Macedonia will take part in the festival.

In addition to the theater performances, as a special guest, the world famous director of the theater "Pralipe" Mr. Rahim Burhan is also announced.

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