created: 04. 10. 2021 09:18 modified: 04. 10. 2021 09:23
In the interview, Milan Polhoš describes what is the love of his life, i.e. music. Milan Polhoš is a member of the Lomnické čháve group, based in the village Veľká Lomnica. Milan Polhoš is the bandleader, saxophonist and singer of the band. He is a graduate of university where he obtained a master's degree in social work.
created: 14. 09. 2021 08:54 modified: 14. 09. 2021 09:01
Arpád Farkaš, musician, pianist, graduate of the Secondary Art School in Košice, currently a music teacher at the Elementary Art School in Rožňava and the Dezider Kardoš Private Conservatory in Prešov. Arpád Farkaš is an active musician, plays the piano in several musical groups, including the Arpád Farkaš Quartet. He specializes in jazz and performs at jazz festivals, clubs and receptions. His repertoire consists of his own compositions as well as the following jazz standards: Wayne Shorter: Footprints (1967); Miles Davis: So What (1959); George Gershwin: Summertime (1934); Jerome Kern: All The Things You Are (1944); Miles Davis: Solar (1954); Duke Ellington: Solitude (1934), etc.
The video offers Arpád Farkaš talking about the jazz scene in Slovakia, about the music family he comes from and Roma music in Slovakia. The record was created on 11.7.2013.
created: 10. 09. 2021 10:24 modified: 10. 09. 2021 10:27
Roman Estocak is one of the Romanies in Slovakia with university degree. He graduated from the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, social work. He worked as project manager. Currently, he works at the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic government for Romani communities. He is married and has a son.
created: 16. 08. 2021 08:55 modified: 16. 08. 2021 08:56
Jozef Patkaň is one of the most important Romani entrepreneurs in Slovakia. His business is also done in Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Germany. The main field of his work is woodwork and construction. He employes Romani workers. He graduated from university and declares high importance of education for the Romani children. He comes from large Romani family, his father was a blacksmith. Nine siblings, one of the deceased, seven graduated from universities.
created: 29. 07. 2021 07:29 modified: 29. 07. 2021 07:33
Dáša Polláková, actress and singer, member of the Romathan Theater ensemble. In the interview, she talks about her path to singing and acting, about her motivations, about developing her talent during her studies at the Secondary Art School in Košice, and about the influence of the family on her professional orientation. The record was created on January 21, 2014 in Prešov, on the premises of the Alexander Duchnovič Theater.
created: 22. 07. 2021 11:24 modified: 29. 07. 2021 21:53
The boy band Gipsy Chipsy formed in Bardeov, with four members. Their repertoir includes the traditional romani songs, shifted into the modern style. The modern style of singing is added with rap parts, the songs are sung in Slovak and Romani languages. In the video they speak about how they founded the band and what is their music creative process. The video was recorded in Bardejov, on 15.7.2013; the video is a document about creative work of the boy band. Pavol Pilip – manager, composer, Lukas Gruif, Tomas Mihalik – singers, rap, Jan Cina – singer.
created: 14. 07. 2021 10:12 modified: 21. 07. 2021 09:20
Igor Dužda was the first Romani editor of the Romani minority Broadcasting in Slovak Radio. He worked there for 17 years. He graduated from the University, his grandmother was a sister of the first Romani writer in former Czechoslovakia Elena Lackova. He also writes stories from the Romani environment as well as the Romani fairy-tales.
created: 08. 07. 2021 14:50 modified: 08. 07. 2021 14:57
Gypsy Kubanec, originally Viktor Paulovič, the Romani musician and singer. Represents modern rom-pop. In the video interview he is presented as a musician who is discovering the ways how to get attention of large audience, so that he can bring joy from Romani rhythms to as many people as it is possible. The interview was made in April 25, 2013 in Myjava.
created: 25. 05. 2021 09:21 modified: 26. 05. 2021 10:26
Mgr. art Denisa Havrlova (1971-) is the Romani activist and journalist, born in the village Ocova. She graduated from the Fine Arts College in Bratislava, specialization as a director of documentary film, as well as from the Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, where she studied the documentary film making. She was active in the field of journalism, since 1998 she started to work for the Romani newspaper Romano nevo lil, in Presov. Later on, in 2008, she became its editor-in-chief. For the Slovak Press Agency (TASR) she worked as the visual editor, she also tried the work for the Office of Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for the Romani Communities. In her speaking she mentions her first steps in journalism and the following professional growth. She speaks about the Romani topic in the media, the picture of Roma in the media and the Romani media. She speaks about the people who helped her in professional and personal development, and she expresses her gratitude.
created: 24. 05. 2021 08:47 modified: 27. 07. 2021 12:22
A short story by the amateur woodcarver Ján Goroľ about the way to woodcarving. He worked as a locksmith, with no real desire to work with wood. He got to the craft workshop and carving thanks to the Fellowship of the Apostle Paul and the priest, Martin Mekel. In the video he talks about the connection between Christian religion and craft. In the video he also says that who can draw, can become a woodcarver as well. When drawing, the most difficult is to portray the eyes and nose properly. He also describes the work on specific works.
Ján Goroľ is a member of the gospel band LOND.
The story was created in 2013 during the documentation of the craft workshop ROMA ART Čičava. The sheltered workshop was established in 2012, initiated by Martin Mekel.