Temporary exhibitions and other events

Permanent exhibition:

The permanent exhibition called “The Story of the Roma” will introduce you to the history of the Roma people. It will guide you from the times of their ancestors in the ancient India through the arrival of the Roma in Europe in the 11th century over to the events of the Second World War and present days.

Temporary exhibitions:

Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music
8. 5. 2019 – 3. 5. 2020

From aristocratic courts, rural music events, city cafes to prestigious world stages, the Roma are known to the world as musicians, or lavutara. Roma music can be academic as well as untrained, official as well as spontaneous, sung as well as instrumental, domestic as well as virtuoso. Despite its fascinating diversity of forms, genres and varieties, it is typical for Roma music to be an irreplaceable part of ordinary as well as festive life of the Roma. Through music, the Roma learn about the world and the world learns about the Roma.

The exhibition project Lavutara was created in cooperation with dozens of musicians, organizers of musical events, producers and musical instruments menders as well as other contemporaries. It presents the music of the Roma as a living culture from the perspective of its performers.  This has been done on the basis of research following the life of several important musical families in Brno from the post-war years to the present.  In these families music is passed from generation to generation.

The exhibition is accompanied by a rich accompanying program consisting of the concert series The Music Summer at the Museum of Romani Culture, guided tours and workshops.

 

 

Accompanying program to the exhibition:

The Music Summer at the Museum of Romani Culture – a series of concerts  

The six-part series of concerts of prominent groups and personalities of the Brno Romani music scene takes place as an accompanying program of the Museum of Romani Culture Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music

• 7. 5. 2019, 17:00  Openinig of the exhibition Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music.

                              Bagárovci
                              KristovciChoir under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Pavel Dirda

 30. 5. 2019

17:00      Guided tour of the exhibition Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music
18:00      Traditional Romani songs performed by Lukáš Čonka and Roman Horváth and dulcimer musics Milan Horváth and Viliam Oračko.

The event takes place in cooperation with the festival Meeting Brno.

• 8. 6. 2019

 17:00     Guided tour of the exhibition Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music
 19:00     First violin Marek Balog and his guests from Budapest. On the stage of Museum of Romani Culture will performed Rigó Jancsi „Japán“ (contrabass), „Jata“ Ökrös László (clarinet), Jonáš Gézuka (dulcimer), Sándor Zoli (viola) and Horváth Gyula (segéd prímás).

The event takes place in cooperation with the festival Ghettofest.

• 27. 6. 2019

17:00      Guided tour of the exhibition Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music
19:00      OPEN STAGE – open stage for beginners and experienced musicians. Do you want to perform at the Museum of Romani Culture with your group or solo? Contact us on our networks or at one of the Music Summer concerts. 

• 25. 7. 2019

17:00     Guided tour of the exhibition Lavutara. The Journey among Romani Musicians and Their Music
19:00     An evening of author´s work during which legendary Brno songs will be heard. Zdeněk Lázok & VIP Band – Zdeněk Lázok (keyboards), Mirek Lázok (guitar), Jan Polyak (bass guitar), Josef Bagár (percussion) and singer-songwriter Gejza Horváth.

• 24. 10. 2019

The closing part of the Music Summer at the Museum of Romani Culture will be held as a gala concert
together with the annual award of the Museum of Romani Culture.

 

Other events:

Andrej Pešta: Mire sveti

30. 5. – 20. 6. 2019, Novoměstská radnice Praha

Vernisáž 29. 5. 2019 v 17:30h

The successful exhibition of the Museum of Romani Culture Andrej Pešta: Mire sveti / The worlds of Andrej Pešta within the world roma festival Khamoro 2019 presents a curated selection of photos from a prominent figure Andrej Pešta´s (1921-2009) legacy. His selected photos bring an authentic view of the life of the Roma in Czechoslovakia mainly between the 1960s – 1980s.

  1. Ghettofest
  1. 8. 6. 2019
    14:00 – 17:00
    , park Hvězdička
  2. Ride for Happiness – skate workshop with Lukáš Daněk

Free entry:

June 8, 2019 Ghettofest