The multi-genre open-air festival Ženfest pod třešní will take place in Brno to celebrate women’s works

4 April 2023, 9:00
The multi-genre open-air festival Ženfest pod třešní will take place in Brno to celebrate women’s works

In mid-May, a festival will take place on the outskirts of Brno, attracting music, theatre, slam poetry, and books. It aims to celebrate female authorship across musical genres and artistic types.

The open-air music festival Ženfest pod třešní (Women's Fest beneath the cherry tree) will have its second edition this year and will once again take place in Trchova zahrada near the Svitava River in Brno – Maloměřice and Obřany. On Saturday, 13 May, the music of various artists will be played in the garden of one of them. The festival focuses on the musical work of women musicians/songwriters, but also on women authors in the field of literature, theatre, and art. Men, of course, will not be absent. The event is extremely varied in terms of dramaturgy and genre, the audience can look forward to folk, indie pop, jazz, blues, swing, reggae, electronic music, and slam poetry, but also to well-known names in combination with the names of newly discovered young talents. The festival is organized by singer-songwriter and visual artist Martina Trchová.

The line-up reveals that this year, right from the beginning, the 19-year-old Ostrava singer and author Nika, who has been nominated for the Moravian-Silesian Jantar Award for her debut album Flesh & Soul, will perform. Nika will perform with her band. In contrast, Slovak violinist and singer-songwriter Nina Rosa will perform a special solo programme. The highlight of the evening will be the Czech author, cellist, and singer Dorota Barová Trio. The singer-songwriter and organizer in one person, Martina Trchová, will christen her newly published art book Babi (Host, 2023) and play a shorter block from her forthcoming album. After last year’s success, the poet, writer, slammer, and now visual artist Anna Beata Háblová will also appear at Ženfest, not only separating the musical blocks with her slammed poetry, but also presenting her first novel Směna (Host, 2022) and hanging her spray paintings in the garden.

The children’s programme will start at 4 pm directly under the cherry tree and will feature a puppet fairy tale (in Czech) A Little Man Called Ngali based on the book African Fairy Tales.

Dorota Barová Trio/ photo Helena Kadlčíková

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