Gypsy Stars Choir
Gypsy Stars Choir is a music project celebrating Roma culture in Newport. It brings together Roma children and families from across Newport to sing and dance, and is a collaboration between Operasonic, Maindee Primary School, Lliswerry High School and G-Expressions.
This summer we have been bringing the choir back to life, running singing sessions at The Riverfront Theatre and Lliswerry High School, and creating a special dance to Hey Romale working with Mibinti Webbe from G-Expressions.
This summer we performed at the following events:
Maindee Festival Pop-up on Saturday 2nd July in Jubilee Park - Choir performance and Hey Romale Dance, and painting workshops led by artist Robert Czibi.
Big Splash Festival on Saturday 23rd July - Choir performance and Hey Romale Dance
Photo: Martine Smith
Photo: Dilip Singh
Over lockdown in 2020, we visited choir members to sing with them on their doorsteps.
CORO MRO PHRAL
SAR KE LATE DZAVA
ME TUT UZARAV
ME KAMAV GUIDE TRACK
WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE WITH ROBERT CZIBI
In 2020 we invited artist Robert Czibi to create these amazing videos exploring how to use watercolours. Get involved and have a go at painting yourself!
Choir Leaders: Rhian Hutchings & Stacey Blythe
Choir Support: Diana Horvathova & Martine Smith
The Gypsy Stars Choir is grateful for funding across the project from Newport Participatory Budgeting, Comic Relief Community Fund, and also for support from Travelling Ahead, Maindee Primary School, Lliswerry High School, Riverfront Theatre, and Newport Fusion.