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: 06. 08. 2021 09:42 modified: 06. 08. 2021 09:45
A short story by the amateur woodcarver Lukáš Jarka about the way to woodcarving.
Lukáš Jarka comes from the village of Čičava. He got to the craft shop for woodcarving through his father, who already worked there as a forman, as a trained carpenter. In his story telling, he compares his work to the work of his father. He says he is more careful about the details than his father. In the video, he describes the specific production process of the woodcarved artifacts.
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.
created: 05. 08. 2021 10:05 modified: 05. 08. 2021 10:07
The vocal-instrumental group Sabrosa was formed in the village of Raslavice in the district of Bardejov under the leadership of the manager František Gál. It was originally composed of three female singers and instrumentalists, whose repertoir consisted of mainly traditional Romani. Later, they also included modern compositions by well-known performers in the repertoire. At the time of recording, Sabrosa performed as a sisters‘ duo: Aneta Duždová - lead singer, Jana Duždová - guitar, singing and Júlia Cvoreňová - guitar, singing.
created: 04. 08. 2021 09:22 modified: 04. 08. 2021 09:26
Milo Suchomel is a teacher of music and active musician (saxophone), playing mainly various genres of jazz music. Between the years 1989 – 1995 studied at the State Conservatory in Zilina, from 1997 to 2000 attended the Conservatory in Bratislava. In 2001 he spent a year at study visit at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA. He is a regular member of several musical ensembles, composes concert compositions and music for film. His achievements brought him several prizes. The video is a recording of the concert Jazz in the City and Guests played in Babylon Club in Bratislava. The concert introduced the instrumental compositions, solo performance of the guests and singed songs.
created: 02. 08. 2021 09:51 modified: 02. 08. 2021 10:25
Barbora Botošová is a daughter of Eugen Botoš Sn. (the founder of the Violin Orchestra Bratislava), the sister of Eugen Botoš Jr. (jazz piano player and composer) and the granddaughter of Ján Berky Mrenica Sn. (the concert master of SĽUK for 33 years). In 2012 Barbora Botošová graduated from the College of Performing Arts in Bratislava, violin studies with professor Peter Michalica. She took the composing course under the tutoring of Ľubica Čekovská. She is a freelance artists, playing in musical groups like the Bohémiens and Women Rebels. The video presents performance of Hungarian, Romanian, Jewish and Romani compositions, including the Slovak folk songs. The concert was recorded in the Estévéčka coffee house in Bratislava, on 7.2.2014. Tomáš Cseh – viola, Alexander Cseh – cimbalom, Ján Rigo – double bass, Barbora Botošova – violin.
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: 26. 07. 2021 07:39 modified: 26. 07. 2021 08:12
Edith is a swing-jazz band that played a concert in Prešov in 2013. They focus on the interpretation of classical jazz and swing sung songs from the first half of the 20th century. Their repertoire also includes contemporary compositions of popular music in jazz arrangements. The output is a DKO from a recorded concert. Vlastimil Král - drums, Július Humeňanský - bass guitar, Pavel Vyjidáček - keyboards, Jozef Breza - guitar, Edita Kovářová - vocals, Adela Kovářová - vocals, guitar.
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: 09. 07. 2021 09:59 modified: 09. 07. 2021 10:06
Zaneta Stipakova, an actress and singer in the Theater Romathan, sings the Romani folk song Romani Girl, accompanied by the professional pianist, a teacher at the elementary music schools, a composer and a Romani hip-hop performer Miroslav Rac, whose artistic pseudonym is BG. The song Romani Girls is a sort of anthem for the Roma in Slovakia, as it's lyrics express the hard life of Roma during the WWII and the Romani holokaust. The video was recorded on 24th of August, 2015 in Presov, at the event titled Live Book: word - picture - sound, organized by the State Research Library in Presov, as commemoration of the Romani holokaust.