Learn about Bohemian and Moravian folk music, brass bands, and Czech traditions. While listening to the music you can click the pictures and you will be able to read about the different traditions.
Technical information for the Folk Music Audio Program:
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If you are reading about a tradition in the player and you did not have enough time to finish because another/different tradition appears, then visit the Traditions archive on this website. You can find there each tradition from the program.
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Joe Mraz was born in Chicago and raised and educated in the suburb of Berwyn Illinois. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After graduation he worked in advertising in Chicago and New York. He is retired now and lives in Longview, Texas. Where he teaches watercolor painting and conducts workshops for artists. His interest in Czech traditions, heritage and Czech food comes from his grandparents who emigrated from Pilsen (Plzen) and Prague (Praha) during the late 1800’s. He hosts several audio programs on CATV USA.
Jindra Kotek is a professional musician, singer and music producer. He came from the village of Vracov located in South Moravian region in the Czech Republic. Jindra will introduce you to many popular Czech and Moravian brass bands. The Folk Music Audio Program is often updated to bring you also the best quality information about Czech traditions.