The Victoria Django Society
Founded in 2011, The Victoria Django Society celebrates Roma Swing through presentation and education.
Our Next Concert features Lache Cercel & The Roma Swing Ensemble
The flare and passion of traditional Eastern European melodies with swingin’ jazz harmonies… and a little Egyptian percussion for good measure…
Crowd favourites at The Victoria Django Festival, Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble represent the latest chapter in an important movement in Canadian World Music – elite musicians from around the world who settle in Canada and create music that incorporates their own traditions with influences they find surrounding them here.
Before leaving his homeland, Lache Cercel was one of Romania’s premier musicians. From a musical family, he trained at the Academy of Arts in Bucharest, became a soloist with the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and, in 1986, was awarded the “Artist of the People” Citation by the Romanian government.
The band line-up includes: Lache Cercel (violin), George Feraru (accordion), Oliver Swain (upright bass), Don Ogilvie (guitar) plus special guests.