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Respect Festival 2013


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World Music Festival at a new venue : Park Ladronka


Sixteenth edition of the longest running Czech world-music festival internationally known for its adventurous and innovative programming.

The festival takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 June at the eastern tip of the Štvanice Island behind the tennis courts (tube Vltavská or Florenc).

Apart from music performances and art installations the festival site will offer other delights such as:
Tearoom, café bar, grilled meat and fish, wine tasting, African refreshment, Govinda cuisine for vegetarians, Ethnocatering, music shops with records, books and magazines, NGO stands, handicrafts, bike rental from Bajkazyl and others…

A special treat for children provided by the Hospodyňky (Housewiwes) agency, an expert children care team. Sports, paintings and other art activities for children over 2 years. Parents are welcome to participate. Jumping castle, Václav Strassers Bubble show - smoke filled soap bubbles, giant and rainbow bubbles, juggling workshop etc...


Afterparty on Saturday from 9pm at Bajkazyl Waterfront with DJ Grrt (Netherlands)

Bikers are welcome! For each bike, we offer entrance fee discount CZK 100. Secure bike parking (bring your own padlock) provided in the festival area.

Additional dates before and after the festival weekend
Do not forget the accompanying program at Palác Akropolis on 23. May - Minyeshu (Ethiopia / Netherlands) and 1. July - Jagwa Music (Tanzania) in Palac Akropolis.

Mohamed Reza Mortazavi (Iran)
Oriental drums at the edge of human possibilities
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi started playing tombak, the Persian goblet drum, at the age of 6. Three years later, he already learned everything his teacher was able to teach him. After moving to Germany, he received the World Music Award Ruth, in recognition of his extended techniques on percussion.

King Ayisoba (Ghana)
Breathtaking fusion of hiphop with African traditions.
King Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo, the two stringed guitar, from his grandfather, a traditional healer. His mix of kologo sounds with electronic beats stands up as the rawest and most authentic form of hiplife, the Ghanaian blend of highlife and hip hop.

Hasna El Becharia (Algeria)
The only lady allowed to play sacred trance music originally invented by the former Gnawa slaves.
Gnawa musicians are descendants of the African slaves brought by Moroccans across the Sahara, their music adds trance rhythms to the all night Lila healing rituals. Since 1999, Hasna El Becharia is probably the only female Gnawa musician performing in Europe.

Zea (Netherlands)
Breakpop one-man-band from Amsterdam
Arnold de Boer is well known for his work with the veteran punk-noise trio The Ex. In his solo project, de Boer comes with fast-paced beats, copious synth work, guitars that go from jangly to strummy and vocals.

Salao & Jaco Abel - Flamenco eléctrico (Spain)
Hardcore flamenco goes electric.
Jaco Abel was the first flamenco guitarist to take the bold step: he swapped acoustic guitar for an electric instrument. In Prague he will perform with one of the latest flamenco discoveries, Jose Antonio Martin Yanez, known as Salao, who started his career singing with renowned guitarist Chicuelo, and won the prestigious Yunque Flamenco competition.

MLM (USA, UK, Turkey)
African mbira, guitar and cello
Unusual soundscapes by some of the best international improvisers, the Turkish born Martin Alaçam (classical guitar), the US experimentator Michael Delia (mbira) and Lucy Fillery from the UK on cello.

Terakaft (Mali)
Desert Rock played by the Tuareg rebels from Sahara
Terakaft (meaning “The Caravan”) was founded by two former members of the Tinariwen ensemble. Their last CD was produced by Robert Plant's guitarist Justin Adams.

Mory Kante (Guinea)
Genuine hitmaker who played world music before it was invented.
A true giant and pioneer of West African music. Mory Kante was the first artist to combine 21 string kora with African dance beats. At 14 he replaced Salif Keita in Rail Band, the legendary ensemble based in Bamako. In 1980's his single Yeke Yeke stormed Top 5 in several European countries. His last CD, La Guinéenne is a musical tour de force from a pioneer whose work has helped define the musical language of post-independence Africa.

Yasmine Hamdan (Lebanon/France)
The seductive voice of the Arabic underground
Yasmine became known with Soapkills, the trip-hop duo she founded in Beirut. After moving to Paris she worked with Mirwais (who produced/co-wrote Madonna’s Music as well as the American Life album). Her latest album Ya Nass draws from the repertoire of great Arab women singers from the middle of the 20th century.

Söndörgő (Hungary)
Hungarians with Slavic roots in supersonic tempo.
The town of Szentendre north of Budapest is home to hundreds of Slavic families fleeing the advance of the Ottoman Empire centuries ago.. Söndörgő's trademark instrument is the mandolin-like tambura, played in the Serbian communities in Hungary.

Ivan Gutiérrez & Madera (Colombia/CZ)
Originally discovered by the Czech visionary singer Zuzana Navarová, Iván Gutiérrez draws from a rich spectrum of Latin and Anglo styles including nueva canción and rock.


Michael Delia (USA) interactive sound installation
Series of interactive sound sculptures in which the viewer is both player and listener. Michael Delia's work includes paintings, sculpture, as well as music performances.

Krištof Kintera (CZ) installation
One of the most important contemporary Czech artists and Personality of the Year Award winner in 2012.

Tereza Erbenová (CZ) installation
Student of sculpture at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Tereza Erbenová will decorate the festival area with gigantic pyramid of chairs titled Alfa principle.

Petr Nikl (CZ)- performance
One of the internationally most demanded Czech artists - painter, poet, sculptor, actor, musician, collector, designer of marionettes and performer.


Thu 23.5. Minyeshu (Ethiopia/Netherlands)
Ethiopian Funk from Rotterdam's clubs
When she was 17, Minyeshu won audition for the National Theatre in Addis Ababa both as a singer and dancer. Later she started her second musical life in Holland. Her last album Black Ink, brings a change of style, combining Ethiopian pentatonic scales with electro dance beats.

Mon 1. 7. Jagwa Music (Tanzania)
Afro Punk & Trance Rap from Tanzania
From the shanty suburbs of Dar es Salaam, Jagwa Music fuses drums, whistles and trance dancing with hand-held keyboard to create street urban subculture.

One day pass: 450 / 550 CZK
Two days pass 550 / 650 CZK
Two days pass / Family (2 adults + 2 children under 15yrs) 600 / 700 CZK

Students: 50 CZK off
Bikers: 100 CZK off
Disabled: free entrance
Children under 15yrs: free entrance
Discounts don’t add up.

Accompanying program pre-sale:
Thu 23.5. Minyeshu (Ethiopia/Netherlands): standing 250 / seated 300 CZK
Mon 1. 7. Jagwa Music (Tanzania): standing 250 / seated 300 CZK
Price on doors might be larger.

Ladronka Park
Park Ladronka 1
Prague 1


450 - 650 CZK


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