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At 17:40 on March 22, 2012, Ed 'Sky' Walkinstik-man-alone said…

Hi Els:  Unfortunately I think I am the only living member of my biological family now and it will probably remain that way at my age, LOL. Rather long story how I ended up over here but will keep it short. I was invited to do a ‘one’ concert on the Native American Flute in Scotland at an International Folk Festival in the early 1990s. A wonderful colorful fellow by the name of ‘Danny Kyle’, whom I met through Pete Seeger at a Folk Music conference in Washington, DC asked me if I would be interested in doing some music in Scotland. They flew me from California to Scotland. I did that Festival and received a request from the famous ‘Sand’s music family in Ireland to do the same at the Fiddler’s Green International Folk Festival to perform at the Hall of Fame Concert. Next thing I know is that requests were coming in from all over Europe starting with Belgium. Europe has worked my ‘butt’ off ever since then from the tip of Italy all the way up to Norway, etc. and then points East, etc. I’m still here, LOL.


I met my future wife ‘Kerstin’ while doing a concert in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany; we married a year later (in 2001) and settled in Germany, which is her traditional home. She didn’t want to move to America and I will not take her away from her friends and people here. I legally adopted her daughter ‘D’ as a teenager and ‘D’ is now getting ready to work on her PhD. in Hamburg, Germany. That is pretty much it in a nutshell. This is my second tour of Europe; the other was in the very early 1960s as a Folk Singer and Blues Guitarist. It was also my first physical contact with the ‘Roma’ after meeting a small group of them while hitch hiking in Southern France. They were heading for Spain to what they said was their ‘Wintering Grounds’. I think the ‘English’ speaking one said something about Bad Loma, Spain or something like that. That was over 50 years ago. How time fly’s when you are having fun.


I have no opinion concerning Obama; I’m an Artist and Musician. Meeting real ‘down to earth people’ has more truthful value. I find politics, in general, very boring and deceptive for the most part.


Have a beautiful day,



At 19:33 on March 26, 2012, Elez Bislim said…

els can you giude me to the translation i can not find and coordination

At 13:51 on April 1, 2012, Cristina Handrabur said…

Thank you so much for the kind words, for welcoming me, I hope that I can help the Roma people, they are very unique and wonderful, interesting people and I am honored to be part of this great site!

At 2:04 on April 27, 2012, Zulfikar Shahnawaz Reese said…

Yes, this is fine. Thank you for adding me.

At 15:49 on April 29, 2012, po strach said…
At 23:19 on May 20, 2012, Kumpania Algazarra said…

Hi Els,

Thanks for your comment! In reality you also invited us at the same time as Viola, but I saw it after!

Yes it's a mix of many influences we have, but we love gypsy music, that's why is so present in our songs!

Did you know we have a Dutch trumpet player in the band? He is Paul Hagenaar! Great guy! :)

It's a great work this organization is doing, so we're pleased to be members a supporters!

We keep in touch!

Best regards

Pedro Pereira

At 22:52 on August 24, 2012, Roberto Petrovich said…

Thank you thank you for receptivity to accept disseminate my work I'll put a video for all to enjoy my Naistutche But Romale

At 22:52 on August 24, 2012, Roberto Petrovich said…
At 22:49 on October 11, 2012, Kerstin König said…

Dear Els,

thank you very much for your help and for your kind words!

Best greetings,


At 21:06 on November 13, 2012, Dmitry Pisarev said…

Thank you, Els! I have not yet figured out how this site works
Glad to see you here!

At 12:07 on November 27, 2012, Grattan Puxon said…

Can repeat in English on request to

Mukhas te dzanen sarine kaj
o 8 April Movement nane nevi organizacia.
Salde kamas te dikhas sar t'ovel maskar
amen polachi koordinancija.
Odoleske isi amen te ikljovas sar jekh
ko Romano Themutno Dives (7 -8
shtartonaj 2013).
Te manglan, bichal emailoro ko
A dureder, te dikhas
sar shaj te keras demokratichni
transformacija. Sar ko komputer,
ko interneto, o Roma shaj alosaren
pumare delegatoren.
Shaj keras virtualno mandato;
jekh miliona, panch miliona manushendar.
Ama isi amen te keras agjasavo mandato,
savo k’ovel Romano Themutno Mandato.
Isi amen mitingo ano London ko 14/1/2013
Grattan Puxon

At 9:45 on November 28, 2012, George Mihai Vasilescu said…

Thank you so much for accept my request. I will be glad to feel helpful .


At 18:03 on December 10, 2012, Miriam Ben-Dor said…

Hi Els -

posting a pic right now, and will dig in to the website soon.  been very busy with the holidays around here, and haven't had much time to spend online.  thanks so much for welcoming me!


At 0:55 on January 10, 2013, albert roman said…

Hallo Els en bedankt voor je gastvrijheid op je site!

Ik heb geen web site,maar zoals je hebt gezegd ik kan helpen met vertalen in talen die ik heb kennis van en met wat en ook .In ieder geval het is een heel leuke project van jouw en ik wens je succes.En hier ben ik met een photo van me.

Met warme groeten


At 6:38 on February 3, 2013, Amanda Gerace said…

Hi Els,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I am honored to be included in such a creative group.

Kind regards,


At 14:39 on February 4, 2013, Sara Hall said…

Thanks, Els. I wholeheartedly agree with your point about children and how important it is to provide them with the opportunity to have a decent future.

Did you know that children who grow up in institutions are 10 times more likely than their peers to be involved in prostitution, 40 times more likely to have a criminal record and 500 times more likely to commit suicide?

Thank you very much for your support.

At 11:18 on March 3, 2013, Milos Vasic said…

Dear Els,

thank you for the very kind welcome note, it's good to be here and to share my works with the other artists.

Best regards,


At 11:00 on March 8, 2013, Eva Fidjeland said…

At 12:22 on March 8, 2013, Stoimen said…

Thank you so much, Eva! It is thanks to the many strong women that change is in the air. See Viola, Eszter, Qristina and sooo many others!

Wish you a wonderful day!


At 1:49 on July 4, 2013, Romany Dance School Berlin said…

Thank you for your help, Else! Yes, we have many good fotos from our work. We have a good atmosfer between romane people and others here in the Romany Dance School Project.The way to dance together is one from many to finde open heards and understanding.

Best regards, Katjusha

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