November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marriot Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Minnesota and Old Time Music Association

More information to be provided:

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association: www.mbotma.org

The Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience, November 17-19, 2017

Malina Brothers

Bluegrass band from the Czech Republic

Banjo Romantika

About the Film: BANJO ROMANTIKA introduces the musicians who play this unique bluegrass hybrid. Czechs first heard bluegrass during World War II when the Armed Forces Network broadcast American music for soldiers. The music represented freedom to dissatisfied Czechs living in a communist state. Czechs’ love for the music was solidified when Pete Seeger visited and performed in 1964. Inspired by classic American bluegrass sounds, an assortment of musicians from across the formerly communist Czech Republic have melded the past, the political and the present into a lively musical tradition entirely its own.

Initial Release: October 12, 2014; Director:  Shara Lange; Producers: Shara Lange, Lee Bidgood

Director, Producer & Editor: Shara K. Lange

Shara Lange is a filmmaker, Assistant Professor and Radio/TV/Film Program Head at East Tennessee State University. Her documentary about North African immigrant women in southern France, The Way North, premiered at the Arab Film Festval in San Francisco in 2008. She was awarded a Fulbright to make the documentary, The Dressmakers, about clothesmakers in Morocco.