CSCC Sponsors Banjo Romantika and Malina Brothers

Film Showing of Banjo Romantika sponsored by Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association:

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

Malina Brothers

Bluegrass band from the Czech Republic

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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