Monday, May 25, 2009

What were you celebrating this weekend?


Over the weekend Romas from around the world gathered in the town of Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in France to celebrate the feast day of the black Saint Sarah. It is now generally believed that this Romani festival is linked to the ceremony of the Durga Pooja of India. This celebrates the Hindi Goddess Kali, who is seen above. More on that link here, and the story of my visit to Les-Saintes-Maries in 2006, and its musical connections, here.

Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

No comments: