created: 18. 10. 2021 08:08 modified: 18. 10. 2021 08:11
The song is a cover version of the original song by the singer and preacher of the London Gypsy Church (London Gypsy Church, United Kingdom: www.lgcuk.com) Ricardo Kwiek. The lyrics is inspired by biblical psalms. The song is interpreted by Alexandra Kuruczová and Mário Mezei. The language used in the lyrics is Romani, the Kalderash dialect.
created: 13. 10. 2021 09:13 modified: 13. 10. 2021 09:14
The song Sostar dukhal (Why It Hurts) is a modern song in a slow rhythm, which belongs to the genre of rom-pop, specifically it is a music production by Vlax Roma. It is an artificial song, but the authors of the lyrics and melody could not be identified. Probably the most famous version of this song can be found on the album of the singer L.L.Junior from Hungary, the album titled 'Köszönöm Nektek' (Thank You), from 2002. The emotional text about lost love corresponds with a contemplative way of interpretation. The digital cultural object is a video recording that was created on June 24, 2014 in the village of Zlaté Klasy. The song is interpreted by Alexandra Kuruczová.
created: 12. 10. 2021 08:37 modified: 12. 10. 2021 08:49
The song Šeje, kana dikhav tuha suno (When I Dream of You), belongs to the genre of popular dance and entertainment songs within the music production of Vlax Roma in Slovakia. The lyrics of the song are about a man's love for a woman who regularly enters his dreams. The digital cultural object is a video recording that was created on June 24, 2014 in the village of Zlaté Klasy. The performers of the song are Alexandra Kuruczová and Mário Mezei.
created: 11. 10. 2021 08:59 modified: 11. 10. 2021 09:02
The romantic song Me tut užarav (I am Waiting for You) is a modern song that belongs to the rom-pop genre. Most likely it is an artificial song, but the author of the lyrics and music is unknown. The text is a declaration of love of a man for a woman, the man is willing to wait for her until she makes her own decision. The digital cultural object is a video recording that was created on June 24, 2014 in the village of Zlaté Klasy. The song is interpreted by Alexandra Kuruczová and Mário Mezei.
created: 11. 10. 2021 08:50 modified: 11. 10. 2021 08:52
The song Sako ďives (Every day) tells about the loss of a beloved husband and father, about the inner grief of a woman and her dealing with the sudden death of a young man who was the love of her life. This type of song belongs, with its content and form, to the so-called sad songs. The performers of the song are Alexandra Kuruczová and Mário Mezei. The recording was made on June 24, 2014 in the village of Zlaté Klasy.
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 10:41 modified: 10. 09. 2021 10:53
The video from an exhibition of carvings by a prominent Romani carver and sculptor Ondrej Gadžor. The exhibition was held on 25.4.2014 as a memory of Ondrej Gadžor, who in 2013 died unexpectedly. Part of the works were lent by the Vojtech Löffler Museum in Košice.Ondrej Gadžor (9. 7. 1956 - 10/19/2013) - a native from Krásna nad Hornádom, he started carving when he was 24 years old. He works with different types of material - stone, even with horn or shells, but especially with wood. He developed a unique sculptural handwriting, influenced by the school of the academic sculptor Vojtech Löffler, in whose atelier he worked for eleven years. The subtle nature of small creation he managed to transfer into of monumental sized works made in sculptors' gatherings. His work is above the common works of non-professional sculptors. Abbreviations and abstraction reaches beyond normal folk art, and the final shape is somewhere between modern sculpture and African folk statues. His works' form is weightless, percepted as light and airy. His strengths are clean lines, he plays with wood and its structure, using them artfully in his works. Among the main themes stands a woman. He had several solo exhibitions, regularly attended sculpture open air events. He performed at several solo exhibitions at home and abroad. His works are exhibited, i. a., also in Los Angeles, or the Vatican and many are part of the collections of museums in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic (East Slovak Museum in Košice, SNM-Museum of Roma Culture in Slovakia in Martin, Vojtech Löffler Museum in Košice, Museum of Roma Culture in Brno).
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: 10. 09. 2021 09:59 modified: 10. 09. 2021 10:13
The monodrama produced by The Independent Theater Hungary. Screenplay: Marton Illés, Director: Tomás Szegedi, Acting: Emília Lovas. The story of a Romani girl growing up in a world consisting of her family, school, the wider society. A girl with special abilities can read the thoughts and memories of people around her. She does not want to follow the example of others, rather decides to live life in her way.
The story of the superhero is based on the true stories of Roma youth and the environment from which these youth come. These stories were recorded at workshops of the Independent Theater of Hungary organized under the name "Roma Heroes". The record was created: 28.02.2020, Wave club - center of independent culture, Prešov.