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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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New art guide to Prague reveals lesser…

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Acclaimed Czech-born author and…

The celebrated Czech-born author Milan Kundera turns ninety on April 1st. True to form, the reclusive writer – who hasn…

 
 
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The most famous Czech cartoon character, Krteček, or the Little Mole, has been the centre of legal disputes for some…

 
 
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Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu swept this year’s Czech Lion national film awards at the weekend. The road movie picked up…

 
 
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The classic Czech sci-fi film Ikarie XB1 looks set to find fresh audiences with a new Blu-ray release next week. A…

 
 
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Prague’s biggest movie event, Febiofest, kicks off on Thursday. Now in its 26th year, the festival gives many movies…

 
 
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Japanese professor of architecture Yoshio Sakurai has over the past twelve years visited every building ever realised…

 
 
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Legendary pianist Alfred Brendel to…

The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel will come to Prague this weekend to take part in a three-day festival organised in…

 
 
 
 
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