Oct
17
Tue
CSCC Recommends: Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International: Genealogical/Cultural Conference
Oct 17 – Oct 21 all-day

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
P.O. Box 16225
St. Paul, Minnesota 55116-0225

 

Join us in Pittsburgh October 17-21 for the 16th CGSI Genealogical and Cultural Conference. Hyatt Regency

Oct
21
Sat
Literary Ventures: CSCC Book Discussion @ CSPS Sokol Hall, 1st Floor
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CSCC Informal Czech Conversation Group – October @ Kramarczuk’s
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you want to practice your Czech?  All ages and levels of Czech language welcome.  Meet others who have traveled to the Czech Republic, studied, lived, or grew up there. Monthly meetings, every third Saturday of the month.

Oct
26
Thu
CSCC Board Meeting @ Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
16
Thu
Give to the Max Day 2017
Nov 16 all-day
Nov
17
Fri
Malina Brothers Performance – Harvest Jam @ Minneapolis Marriot West Hotel
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Malina Brothers performance

Nov
18
Sat
Literary Ventures: CSCC Book Discussion @ CSPS Sokol Hall, 1st Floor
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Banjo Romantika Movie at Harvest Jam @ Minneapolis Marriot West Hotel
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Banjo Romantika (film documentary) introduces the musicians who play this unique bluegrass hybrid.  Czechs first heard bluegrass during World War II, when it was broadcast to American 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.

 

CSCC Informal Czech Conversation Group – November @ Kramarczuk’s
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you want to practice your Czech?  All ages and levels of Czech language welcome.  Meet others who have traveled to the Czech Republic, studied, lived, or grew up there. Monthly meetings, every third Saturday of the month.

Malina Brothers Performance and Film Showing of Banjo Romantika @ Marriot Minneapolis West
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.