Nov
18
Sat
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.