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Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies – Comments welcome on this!!!

BUCHAREST, Romania – At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers.

The sharp mood change that swept the crowd of 60,000, who had packed a park for Wednesday night’s concert, underscores how prejudice against Gypsies remains deeply entrenched across Eastern Europe.

Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other people group on the continent.

Sometimes, it can be deadly: In neighboring Hungary, six Roma have been killed and several wounded in a recent series of apparently racially motivated attacks targeting small countryside villages predominantly settled by Gypsies.

“There is generally widespread resentment against Gypsies in Eastern Europe. They have historically been the underdog,” Radu Motoc, an official with the Soros Foundation Romania, said Thursday.

Roma, or Gypsies, are a nomadic ethnic group believed to have their roots in the Indian subcontinent. They live mostly in southern and eastern Europe, but hundreds of thousands have migrated west over the past few decades in search of jobs and better living conditions.

Romania has the largest number of Roma in the region. Some say the population could be as high as 2 million, although official data put it at 500,000.

Until the 19th century, Romanian Gypsies were slaves, and they’ve gotten a mixed response ever since: While discrimination is widespread, many East Europeans are enthusiastic about Gypsy music and dance, which they embrace as part of the region’s cultural heritage.
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Madonna a sosit la Bucuresti

In aceasta seara 70000 de spectatori vor vedea show-ul Madonnei in Parcul Izvor.

Madonna si-a sarbatorit la Varsovia pe scena cei 51 de ani. Pe urma a concertat la Budapesta in 22 August, la Belgrad in 24 August. Va fi un spectacol de exceptie.

Turneul Sticky&Sweet include 58 de orase si aduna incasari de peste 400 milioane dolari.

Madonna calatoreste insotita de prietenul ei in varsta de 22 de ani si de cei 4 copii ai sai. Este cazata la Hotelul Radisson SAS .

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Madonna in concert “In memoriam Michael Jackson”

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Madonna va canta la Bucuresti in 26 August 2009

Sa vorbim despre Madonna.
Concertul din august din Parcul Izvor a fost  confirmat.
Vine sau patim ca la AC/DC? Stie cineva ceva?
Aici este o informatie mai veche: http://www.catavencu.ro/madonna_nu_va_canta_intr_un_parc_nici_depeche_mode-
Intrebarea este: cum a ramas?   Unde va avea loc concertul?

Sa accesam site-ul Divei: http://www.madonna.com/
Bucharest is on the list
Madonna’s 58 ‘Sticky & Sweet’ shows in 2008 played before 2,350,282 fans and sold over 280 million dollars in tickets. Madonna’s multi Grammy-nominated CD “Hard Candy” debuted at Number One in over 37 countries. The updated Sticky & Sweet 2009 Tour schedule with special guest Paul Oakenfold is as follows:

04-July London, United Kingdom, The 02 London
05-July London, United Kingdom, The 02 London
07-July Manchester, UK, MEN Arena
09-July Paris, France, Bercy
11-July Werchter, Belgium, Festivalpark
14-July Milan, Italy, San Siro
16-July Udine, Italy, Udine Stadio Friuli
19-July Marseille, France, Stade Velodrome
21-July Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium
23-July Madrid, Spain, Estadio Vicente Calderon
25-July Zaragoza, Spain, Recinto De La Feria De Zaragoza
29-July Oslo, Norway, Vallehovin
30-July Oslo, Norway, Vallehovin
02-Aug St. Petersburg, Russia, Palace Square
04-Aug Tallinn, Estonia, Tallinn Song Festival Ground
06-Aug Helsinki, Finland, West Harbour
08-Aug Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi
09-Aug Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi
11-Aug Copenhagen, Denmark, Parken
13-Aug Prague, Czech Republic, Chodov Natural Amphitheatre
15-Aug Warsaw, Poland, Bemowo Airport
18-Aug Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium
20-Aug Ljubljana, Slovenia, Hippodrome
22-Aug Budapest, Hungary, Kincsem Park
24-Aug Belgrade, Serbia, USCE Park
26-Aug Bucharest, Romania, Park Izvor
29-Aug Sofia, Bulgaria, Vasil Levski Stadium

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