In between genres: Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of radio broadcasting in Moravia

19 February 2024, 10:00
In between genres: Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of radio broadcasting in Moravia

The concert entitled "In between genres" is the culmination of a three-day event celebrating 100 years of radio broadcasting in Moravia. The whole event includes genre-free concerts, a showcase of new music recordings from radio production and a colloquium dealing with folk songs in radio broadcasting, and last but not least, a commemoration of editor Jaromír Nečas and his radio venture - a series of programmes called The Colourful Singing World. The final concert is moderated by Břetislav Rychlík and Jiří Plocek.

Jaromír Nečas (1922-2015) was a composer, editor and personality who understood, created and shaped folk music and the music of other less mainstream musical genres. In the mid-1970s he was the author of a timeless radio programme called The Colourful Singing World. As a reminder of the great personality and the amazing variety of human musical creativity, Czech Radio Brno organised the first annual showcase on the border of genres called The Colourful Singing World of Jaromír Nečas. During his editorial work, he has dealt not only with folk music, but also with world music. Thanks to his versatile cultural outlook, he was able to combine different types of artistic creation. He was responsible for discovering and then bringing to public attention several outstanding musical talents, such as the Ulrych siblings, Jaroslav Hutka and Jiří Pavlica. He co-created the programme of the IFF in Strážnice and was the author of countless radio and festival programmes.

The showcase of music at the crossroads of genres is announced for 21-23 February 2024 at HaDivadlo. The event is part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of radio broadcasting in Moravia. The concert "In between genres" is the culmination of this three-day event, which will take place on 23 February at 6:00 p.m. at the HaDivadlo theatre. The evening will feature performances by Iva Bittová, Marian Friedl & MiniBaroshi, Stano Palúch with the Stromoradie project, the Milánosz choir, and HM Martin Hrbáč with Jiřina Miklošková.



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