Honoring a Decade of Cultural Heritage: ERIAC Partners with Djelem Djelem Festival

We are delighted to partner with the Djelem Djelem Festival, a momentous occasion dedicated to the celebration of Sinte:zze and Rom:nja cultural heritage. This year, we mark a significant milestone as we come together to pay homage to the profound history and dynamic prospects that our communities embody.


🗓️ Date: August 16th – September 26th, 2023
📍 Location: Various venues (See attached flyer for details)


About the Festival:
The Djelem Djelem Festival, in collaboration with the city of Dortmund, Romano Than e.V., save space e.V., ERIAC, Romano Svato, the Romnja in Power theater collective, and Carmen e.V., presents an array of captivating events and activities that illuminate the essence of Sintezze and Romnja heritage. This year’s theme, “Rising from the Ashes – The Heritage of Romnja and Sinte*zze as a Driving Force for Romani Future Perspectives” is a tribute to the resilience, strength, and diversity of our communities.



  • Cultural Performances: Immerse yourself in mesmerizing cultural performances, including music, dance, and theater, that reflect the heart and soul of Sintezze and Romnja traditions.
  • Literary Showcases: Explore the rich literary contributions of our communities through insightful discussions, book readings, and interactive sessions with esteemed authors.
  • International Symposium: A focal point of the festival, the international symposium on September 13th, 2023, titled “Rising from the Ashes – The Legacy of Romnja* and Sintezze* as a Driving Force for Romani Future Perspectives,” will delve into the profound experiences of women, FLINTA*, and queer members within Romani communities.

Engage and Enrich: The Djelem Djelem Festival provides a unique platform for dialogue, networking, and education across diverse audiences. Whether you’re an enthusiastic learner, a dedicated educator, a seasoned professional, or simply curious, there’s something for everyone. Most events are free of charge, ensuring accessibility for all.


Registration: For those keen on participating in the international symposium, we invite you to register at rowitt@stadtdo.de. Further details, including the thematic concept, event schedule, expert speakers, and participating organizations, can be found in the attached documents.


Stay Updated: Keep an eye on social media platforms for regular updates on event dates, locations, and additional exciting announcements.

Join us in commemorating this exceptional milestone as we collectively honor and celebrate the enduring legacy of Sintezze and Romnja communities. Your presence and support will make this anniversary truly unforgettable.


Downlaod Djelem, djelem flayer: djelem-djelem-2023-flyer