BIG names from the international folk and blues scene are coming to Slovakia for the fourth Bratislava Folk-Blues Session. Local band Bonzo and the Resonators, a combo started by the founder of Dobrofest Trnava and "dobro" guitarist, Peter "Bonzo" Radványi, will represent Slovakia. Double J&K's Blues, a duo of harmonica player and singer Juha Kartano and resophonic guitarist Jonne Kulluvaara, arrives from Scandinavia. Seward "Harmonica" Shah and Howard Glazer bring over raw, emotional, low-down blues from the Detroit ghetto. The Session takes place November 13 at 19:00 in the Klub za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club) at Rovniankova 3. Tickets cost Sk140. For more information call 02/6381-1328.
photo: Shah and Glazer
LIVE MUSIC: Amazonia Ambient Project - The Young Gods and Jeremy Narby give an ambient music concert.
Starts: Nov 10 at 20:00. Admission: Sk390, Sk490. Klub za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hommage a Lucia Popp - Cappela Istropolitana and the Lucia Popp Festival Choir perform music by Mozart.
Starts: Nov 13 at 18:00. Admission: Sk80-150. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
LIVE MUSIC: The Night of Exotics - Fiesta Latina De Miguel Méndez introduces the culture of individual Latin America countries.
Starts: Nov 13 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Dom kultúry Ružinov (Ružinov House of Culture), Ružinovská 28. Tel: 0905/254-134.
LIVE MUSIC: Hop-Trop - Czech folk legend gives a concert.
Starts: Nov 14 at 19:00. Admission: Sk120, Sk140. Park Kultúry a Oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park - PKO), Nábr. L. Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5441-5961.
EXHIBITION: Secrets of Caves - Exhibition documents the history of Slovak spelunking.
Runs: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until December 5. Admission: Sk40. Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9122.
EXHIBITION: Through the Country of Arcadia - Selection of works from collections of the Hungarian National Gallery presents neo-classicism in Hungarian visual arts of 1920s.
Open: Tue-Su 11:00-18:00 until December 5. Admission: Sk60. Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Bratislava City Gallery), Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-3627.
LIVE MUSIC: Borlai Gergö - European Mantra band and Borlai Gergö, hailed as "the drum phenomenon" of Hungarian ethno and jazz music, hold a live recording.
Starts: Nov 12 at 20:00. S-klub, Kasárenská, Levice. Tel: 036/6226-161.
FESTIVAL: Jazz and Blues Fest - The event's fifth year hosts Juha Kartano and Jonne Kulluvaara from Finland, Seward Shah and Howard Glazer from the USA and other singers and players from Hungary, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Runs: Nov 12-13 at 18:00. Admission: Sk160 and Sk230. Dom Reviczky (Reviczky House), Levice. Tel: 036/6226-161.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Collegium Cantorum - The chamber ensemble gives a concert.
Starts: Nov 14 at 16:00. Admission: free. Kostol Sv. Martina (St Martin Church), Chrenová, Nitra. Tel: 0907/432-320.
LIVE MUSIC: Boboš and The Frozen Dozen - Bluesman Erich "Boboš" Procházka plays harmonica, accompanied by members of his band.
Starts: Nov 11 at 20:00. Admission: Sk120, Sk150. Rondel Club 23, Závodská cesta 6, Žilina. Tel: 0903/804-051.
LIVE MUSIC: Monogamous Relation - Richard Müller and his band start a 27-concert tour around Slovakia.
Starts: Nov 14 at 19:00. Admission: Sk420, Sk490. Dom kultúry (The House of Culture) Námestie slobody 3, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 0905/708-333.
AN EXHIBITION of digital portraits, Space in Space, by important Czech photographer Pavel Mára is the highlight of the 10th annual Czech Days in eastern Slovakia. Photographs of staged scenes were taken in the Terezín fortress, which served as a concentration camp during the Second World War. Visitors can find the display at the FotoGaléria Nova at Hlavná 48, Košice, until November 19. The gallery is open during working days only, between 8:00 and 18:00. Admission is free. For more information call: 055/6223-291.
photo: FotoGaléria Nova
FESTIVAL: Days of Košice Folk Ensembles - The tenth year of the folk music and dance festival welcomes ensembles from Hungary, Russia, Serbia, and Slovakia.
Runs: Nov 11-21, starting at 8:45. Cultural venues in Košice, Tel: 0908/993-105, 055/6258-888.
EXHIBITION: Triennial Exlibris Bratislava - The project displays works by winners of the 4th international Triennial Exlibris Bratislava 2004.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until December 12. Admission: Sk5, Sk10, Sk20. Tatranská galéria (Tatra Gallery), Alžbetina 30, Poprad. Tel: 052/7721-968.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková
8. Nov 2004 at 0:00