Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, September 8, 2010,
On November 12-14the Nashville International Folk Dancers will hold their 27th Autumn Leaves Dance weekend.
This year's dance leader is Sani Rifati. Sani is a Rom from Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia. He began dancing at a young age in his neighborhood (mahala) in Pristina, learning from uncles, neighbors, and especially his mother, Djevria. He learned many of the dances in various neighborhoods throughout the former Yugoslavia. In his late teens, Sani performed with Kheljen Roma, a traveli...