9,10,12 Aug | 9.30-10.30PM | St John's Church | £8 (£6)
Renowned musician Michael Cretu explores the Roma’s culture and heritage, from slavery and holocaust to today, and traces its influence on European music. Cretu will follow his talk with a solo double bass recital inspired by Roma traditions. Michael Cretu comes from a 300 year-old Roma musician family. His ancestor Petrea Cretu was the celebrated violinist of Braila (Romania) and his uncle Johnny Raducanu is considered the father of Romanian jazz.