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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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Concrete administration building wins…

David Kraus’s administration building in Strančice won this year’s annual Czech architecture award. The building was…

 
 
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Prague Shakespeare Company production…

A debut performance by Prague Shakespeare Company premieres tonight at the National Theatre’s Estates Theatre. Masaryk…

 
 
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Prague’s Allstar Refjúdží Band…

The Archa Theatre in Prague is renowned as a space where artists and companies from around the world meet and cooperate…

 
 
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New book of soldiers’ letters and…

One of the new books out marking the anniversary of the end of WWI is a collection of soldiers´ letters, diaries and…

 
 
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Czech folk artist’s award from Vladimir…

On Sunday, one of the most famous Czech folk singers, Jaromír Nohavica, received the Medal of Pushkin in Moscow from…

 
 
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Exhibition highlights the best of Czech…

One of the many successful exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia is Mini Wonders, which explores…

 
 
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Food Film Festival gives Prague…

The fourth Food Film Festival brought documentaries from around the world to Prague’s National Technical Library over…

 
 
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Presidential vote and Czechoslovak past…

This year’s edition of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival gets underway on Thursday. While the country…

 
 
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Comic book tells tale of post-1948…

Historians rarely publish comic books, but Martin Nekola is an exception. In cooperation with illustrator Jakub Dušek…

 
 
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NaFilM: Czech film students’ National…

The Czech film tradition dates to the very beginnings of the medium itself, and the country’s film archive is among the…

 
 
 
 
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