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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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The eleventh edition of the Night of Open Churches gets underway across the Czech Republic on Friday. This year, more…

 
 
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Gloria Musaealis awards usher in…

The annual nationwide Festival of Museum Nights, during which museums and cultural institutions around the country…

 
 
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Czech TV productions receive five…

Czech Television, the country’s national public broadcaster, has reason to be proud: it will have a strong…

 
 
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Girls, mountains, war and clouds: the…

This May marks the centenary of the birth of Ladislav Sitenský, among the most celebrated Czech photographers of the…

 
 
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Legendary comic magazine Čtyřlístek…

Čtyřlístek or the Four-leaf Clover, a legendary Czech children’s comic magazine, marks its 50th anniversary this week…

 
 
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“My Country”: Prague Spring kicks off…

In keeping with tradition, the annual Prague Spring classical music festival kicked off on Sunday with a rendition of…

 
 
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From underground bunkers to “Fire…

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Cannes to honour Forman with Loves of a…

The Cannes film festival, which begins next week, is set to pay tribute to the late Miloš Forman, screening a restored…

 
 
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Prague’s sirens become part of new…

The Prague based Berg orchestra, known for its unique approach to contemporary music, has come up with a new project…

 
 
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The winner of the prestigious 2018 Magnesia Litera Award for Prose went to journalist, translator and writer Pavla…

 
 
 
 
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