Czech Music Crossroads transcends the borders of countries and genres

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The sixth year of the showcase festival and conference Czech Music Crossroads will present fourteen music projects from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Austria featuring on 15 - 16 July 2019. The unique industrial premises of Hlubina Mine in Ostrava, CR, will resonate with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, personal recommendations and mentor meetings of musicians and music professionals from all over the world.

The organizers of Czech Music Crossroads have prepared something new for this year. The courageous participants can get some feedback to their music work by an international jury consisting of Minna Huuskonen (Minnamurra), Ben Mandelson (Womex), Araceli Tzigane (Mapamundi Música), Andraž Kaizer (MENT Ljubljana), Daryana Antipova (Russian World Music Awards) ) and Milan Tesař (Radio Proglas). Wanna get their feedback at Czech Music Crossroads? Send us one song!

Representatives of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Spain and Israel have prepared a unique insight into the functioning of individual music scenes and tips for facilitating the tours of musicians across borders.

Every year, Czech Music Crossroads attracts participants by its variety of music in the showcase. The organizers have selected four groups from more than one hundred applications, presenting a variety from the Czech world music, jazz and folk scenes. Ostrava (the hosting city in CR) will thus present Bára Zmeková, Braagas, Korjen, singers from Bosnia, Poland and Slovakia and the Czech-Russian Ochepovsky Project.

The festival partners from Slovakia are sending over the AMC trio & Ľudová hudba Stana Baláža, connecting jazz and Slovak folklore, violinist Miriam Kaiser with her Trio and the Mojše Band based on Jewish traditions. Poland will be represented by Kapela Fedaków with traditional Silesian music, the Kuczeryki choir and its dynamic rendition of rural dance music, WoWakin. Hungary will introduce Bajkó Zenekar, a young quartet with music from the Carpathian Basin, a vocal group of female singers Dalinda, and a performance of zither, tambourine and kobza by Pengetos Trió.

This year, Czech Music Crossroads will also focus on neighboring Austria, represented by the accordion duo Dinovski – Schubert.

The event is attended by representatives of Czech and foreign festivals, clubs and cultural centers, major media and booking agencies. You can register at

The festival Colors of Ostrava once again took on the role of organizer with financial support from the Ministry of Culture, the City of Ostrava and in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian Region.