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Druhá Tráva Returns to Minnesota this November!

October 26, 2013 By: Andrej G Category: Musical Performances

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Druhá Tráva is a band from the Czech Republic that tours the U.S. annually. Their music is a refreshing mix of folk, country, and rock, with bluegrass influences.

Druhá Tráva has recorded numerous albums (in both English and Czech), “opened” for the U.S. President when he spoke at Prague Castle, and in 2012, Druhá Tráva won another Czech Grammy.

For a preview of their music, check out their discography.

Come see the legendary Czech band in concert on Saturday, November 2nd at Armatage Elementary Auditorium!

 

 

 

Maria Mačošková In Concert

August 25, 2013 By: WordPress Administrator Category: Musical Performances

In Concert

Maria Mačošková

with

Beata Begeniová-Fedoriouk

 acclaimed Carpatho-Rusyn Folk Singers from Eastern Slovakia

 

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This is the first time the two songstresses will appear together in almost 20 years, having sung at various cultural events in their native Slovakia previously – but never before have the two appeared together in the United States.

Time:

Saturday, September 14, 7:00 pm

Location:

Edison High School
700 22nd Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55418

Tickets:

Regular Admission: $20

Seniors & Students: $15

Tickets available at www.rusynprojects.org

or call 1-888-71TICKETS

 

 

Performances: Vladislav Bláha American Tour

April 19, 2013 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

Internationally renowned Czech guitarist Vladislav Bláha, an inspiration to musicians, will present a concert as part of his American tour. He will perform classical and international guitar masterworks at the Saint Paul Public Library.

Vladislav Bláha studied at the Brno Conservatoire with Arnost Sadlik before going to the F.Liszt College of Music in Weimar, Germany, where he graduated as a student of Roland Zimmer.In 2004 he received Doctor of Arts degree after study on the Academy of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2009 he got docent of guitar on Janacek Academy of Music, Brno. Masterclasses with Costas Cotsiolis, Abel Carlevaro and, with the aid of British Council Fellowship, study in England with Gordon Crosskey (Royal Northern College of Music) and John W.Duarte in London completed his formal learning.

When: Sunday, April 21st, 2:00p.m.

Where: Saint Paul Public Central Library, 90 West Fourth Street, Saint Paul, MN

 

Visit http://vlblaha.sky.cz for more information about Vladislav Bláha and his music.

Performances: Vladislav Blaha

March 17, 2013 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

 

Concert: Vaclav Blaha

Performances: SlovCzech Concert at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

February 23, 2013 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

SlovCzech brings you the sounds of eastern and central europe by taking traditional folk songs and reformulating them into modern high-energy melodic sounds. We play many Czech, Slovak, and gypsy flavored songs. You might even notice a few celtic inspired tunes in our playlist. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself temped to dance. Come join us for a night of culture and fun!

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00PM
Where: The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA


Source: http://blackdogstpaul.com/events/news-348.shtml

Performances: SlovCzech at Schmitt Music Edina

March 30, 2012 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

Join us for a FREE performance by local folk rock band Slovczech, featuring Schmitt Music Edina teacher Aurora Adamson.

Thursday, April 12 at 7pm – Schmitt Music Edina

SLOVCZECH is a group of musicians, who love to share joy of Central and Eastern European folk music. The band started in 2008 in Minneapolis. It initially focused on dance music, which would serve Czech and Slovak communities in Midwest US. Click HERE for more information about the band.

Performances: Meet and Support Local Band

February 17, 2012 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

SLOVCZECH is a group of musicians, who love to share joy of Central and Eastern European folk music. The band started in 2008 here in Minneapolis. It initially focused on dance music, which would serve Czech and Slovak communities in Midwest US.

Gradually, the band profiled into more concert oriented, modern sounding folk rock formation, heavily influenced by central european bands Cechomor, Dikanda and Kroke.

SLOVCZECH currently features:

Aurora Adamson
- fiddle, mandolin and vocal

Petr Bachan
- guitar, keyboards and vocal

Jozef Klobusnik
- accordion and vocal

Lubor Manolov
- guitar and vocal

 

 

SLOVCZECH band also regularly features children from Czech and Slovak families, who play and sing during occasions – St. Nicholas, Christmas and Easter.

During last 3 years, SLOVCZECH performed several times at  Festival of Nations, St. Paul, MN; Minnesota Sokol Days; Dozinky Days in New Prague,MN; Cedar Rapid BrewNost and Milwaukee Sokol. SLOVCZECH also  performed solo concerts at Harriet Lake Band Shell as a part of Twin Cities Music in the Park summer series.

SLOVCZECH will be performing in March during new Edina Schmitt music opening and it may be also occasionaly seen playing at some of Twin City venues.

Come and join us to support this great local band!

Performances: From the Insect World By Josef and Karel Čapek

December 23, 2011 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

This eloquent play is an activist fantasy, first produced at the National Art Theater of Prague justafter World War I. Its darkly comic view of the modern world travels well into the 21st Century. Come observe the Čapek brothersʼ millennium bugs, as they demonstrate their tiny sexualtensions, their miniscule materialism, and their microscopic machines of war. The performance is presented under the sponsorship of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, and it is dedicated to the memory of Vaclav Havel.

When: Saturday, January 7th, 2012, at 7:30PM

Where: Whiting Proscenium Theater, Rarig Center at the University of Minnesota, 330 21st Ave S.,Minneapolis

Tickets:$10 adults / $5 seniors, students and children. Purchase online at any time HERE.

or

by phone: 612-624-2345 starting on January 3rd, 2012.

Performances: The World We Live In by Joseph and Karel Capek

December 08, 2011 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center would like to invite you to The World We Live In (The Insect Comedy) by Joseph and Karel Capek.

The Insect Comedy, by Josef and Karel Capek, is an activist fantasy, first produced at the National Art Theater of Prague in the period just following World War 1. Its darkly comic view of the modern world has traveled well into the 21stCentury. Come observe the Capek brothersʼ millennium bugs, as they demonstrate their tiny sexual tensions, their miniscule materialism, and their microscopic machines of war.

When: December 7, 8, 9, 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Where: Black Box Theater, Arts High School
6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Tickets: Adults (College students and older) $8; Youth & Seniors (Seniors 62 years and older, Children and students through 12thgrade) $5. Perpich Alumni $5. Current Perpich students and staff, free.Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage patrons to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Visit http://www.mcae.k12.mn.us/2011_2012_AHS_Performance_Calendar.pdf for more information.

Performances: Druha Trava Celebrates 20th Anniversary

October 10, 2011 By: peterv Category: Musical Performances

Acoustic Folk Rock from the Czech Republic

Who: The legendary “Czechgrass” band Druha Trava
What: The Band’s 20th Anniversary, a Month-Long U.S. Tour, New CD in English
When: mid October to mid November 2011 (click for schedule details)
Minnesota Schedule:

- Oct 13 2011, Park Rapids (MN), Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium, 401 Huntsinger Ave, 7PM

Oct 16 2011, Zumbrota (MN), Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Avenue, 7PM (Benji Flaming opening)

Nov 18-20, 2011 Minneapolis (MN), MBOTMA’s Harvest Jam Festival Marriott Minneapolis West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park

 

– Druha Trava will be available for radio, TV and webcast performance

– Robert Krestan, Lubos Malina and Ruth Ellen Gruber will be available for interviews

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the legendary Czech band Druha Trava returns to the United States for a month-long tour starting Oct. 13, 2011. Highlight will be the launch of Shuttle to Bethlehem — DT’s first-ever CD to mostly feature English- language versions of singer/ songwriter/ frontman Robert Krestan’s iconic songs.

 

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