ERIAC celebrates the first awardee of the Tajsa Prize with a memorable concert on December 9 at the Maxim Gorki Theater
The Tajsa Prize, awarded to an outstanding Roma individual enriching Roma arts and culture, embodies the philosophy of ERIAC and the spirit of Roma history and cultural heritage while looking onwards, shaping and re-inventing forms of Roma cultural expressions for the next generation.
By December 2019 ERIAC built a membership of 85 associate members, including Roma and non-Roma individuals and organizations from across the world, who shaped the ERIAC activities in the past two years. Each year the endowment of the Tajsa Prize is sponsored entirely by the ERIAC associate membership, in order to promote the pedagogy of Roma contribution and self-determination.
The ERIAC contribution to the Tajsa Prize ceremony is the invitation of the world-renowned pianist and compositor Dorantes with the guest appearance of flamenco artist Maria Jose Llergo and the sensational Romani singer Monika Lakatos.
Tajsa Roma Cultural Heritage Prize is part of ERIAC´s Roma Tengible Heritage Network Project supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Open Society Foundations, the Council of Europe and Sevilla Tourism Office of Diputación Sevilla.
Photos: ERIAC/ Nino Pusija