Romano Drom

On that long journey, on the Romano Drom (The Romani Way), we have already had many experiences. Some of us have stumbled, but the majority have understood that not even failure is a reason to leave the path. Many people want to help the Romani, but they give up the first time they run into difficulties. I am glad that the Czech Philharmonic is continuing down this thorny path of education for a third year, and yet I am aware that this journey towards understanding may still take several generations. In fact, it never ends.

Ida Kelarová

For a third year, the cooperation between the Czech Philharmonic, Ida Kelarová, and the Čhavorenge Children’s Choir will continue, supporting talented Romani children and youth in their development as musicians and as people. After two summer residencies in eastern Slovakia with concerts directly in Romani settlements, we have decided to spend the first two weeks of August 2016 in northern Bohemia – in the Ústí nad Labem Region, specifically in the vicinity of Šluknov. The Romano Drom Summer School will end with three open-air concerts for a local audience.


  • 9. 8. 2016 / 20.00 – Nový Bor
  • 10. 8. 2016 / 20.00 – Rumburk
  • 11. 8. 2016 / 20.00 – Děčín Castle