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Flašinet žije! Or why barrel organs are a grind (in a good way)

Barrel organ players and street artists from the Czech Republic and beyond gathered in Prague earlier this month for the annual festival Flašinet žije! (The barrel organ is alive!), organised by the National Museum. I went along to talk to some of the organ grinders to learn more about the history of the mechanical instrument and their passion for it.

 
 
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Prague exhibition highlights interwar…

Household items produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s and ‘30s by some of the country’s top designers and artists…

 
 
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Petr Hájek named Architect of the Year

The Architect of the Year award has been bestowed upon a renowned educator and architect, Petr Hájek, who the judges…

 
 
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Prague author gives ‘Slavic Misery’ a…

Welsh writer John Bills currently resides in Prague, but his fondness for Central and Eastern Europe stretches beyond…

 
 
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Kupka exhibition opens at Prague’s…

An exhibition of work by the major Czech modernist painter František Kupka has just got underway at the National…

 
 
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Police crack down on drug traffic ahead…

Hip Hop Kemp, the largest music festival of the genre in Central and Eastern Europe officially kicks off on Thursday…

 
 
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‘Occupation 1968’ documents invasion…

The omnibus documentary film ‘Occupation 1968’ offers a rare glimpse into the invasion of Czechoslovakia from the…

 
 
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A Prayer for Marta crowns huge concert…

The biggest public event marking the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia was a concert that filled…

 
 
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Jan Palach’s act was in part directed…

Among many events held in connection with the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia was the premiere of a…

 
 
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Vít Hořejš: puppets can be better…

Actor and puppeteer Vít Hořejš was born in Czechoslovakia but spent most of his life in the United States, where he…

 
 
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L.A.-based Czech artist Maxim Havlíček…

Twenty years ago, Czech artist, graphic designer and musician Maxim Havlíček left for San Francisco with 200 dollars in…

 
 
 
 
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