Folk Holidays 2019: Edmar Castañeda, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, Lenka Dusilová and others

Folk Holidays 2019: Edmar Castañeda, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, Lenka Dusilová and others

On Saturday, the opening of the Folk Holidays international festival in Náměšť nad Oslavou will take place. This year, the festival enters its 34th season with names such as Edmar Castañeda, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, Félix Lajkó & VOŁOSI, Rura, Lenka Dusilová, Hana and Petr Ulrych or Spiritual Quintet.

Folk Holidays traditionally last a full 8 days, during which visitors have a choice of musical, visual and dance programme. Following on the last season, a dance room of Argentinean tango will be prepared under the leadership of tango masters Gabriela and Petr Nečas. The musical part takes place every day and continues with night concerts in specific environments. The festival also features workshops for children, a colloquium of music, afternoon discussions with music publicists, exhibitions on music and visual-musical happenings. Saturday's programme will open with a concert of Hungarian-Polish musical formation Félix Lajkó & VOŁOSI; their concert will begin at 8 pm. The festival runs from 27 July to 3 August 2019.  

This year, Czech artists will be represented at the festival by Lenka Dusilová as a soloist, Hana and Petr Ulrych, and Spiritual Quintet. Foreign artists include Edmar Castañeda from Colombia, Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita duo (Cuba/Senegal), Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Wales/Senegal) or the Scottish group Rura.

Félix Lajkó & VOŁOSI / photo from the archive of the festival

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