ARTISTS AND GUESTS

 

Petr Wajsar | DEVELOOPER

16:30 - 17:15, main stage

The vibrant solo performance of music composer and singer Petr Wajsar, the current holder of The Czech Lion Award for the Best music, in a fancy mix of electronic and ethno music. 

What does The Develooper mean? It is the original musical instrument, which is a combination of a computer remote in the shape of an electronic guitar, microphone, sound effects, the projector, computer and last but not least so-called loop machine, which is able to record, to stratify and edit the actual sound signal. The Develooper includes a stock of visual effect reacting to the live sound signal, besides the music part. So, you can look forward to the original audiovisual performance, that you will not be able to hear and see anywhere and anytime after. 

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Cermaque

17:45 - 18:30, main stage

21st century folk. Devilish, political and intimate songs by the Czech songwriter, poet and director Jakub Čermák, who goes under the name of Cermaque.

So far he has published 4 books of poetry, children’s book Into the space!, which had won the title of the 3th Best Children’s book 2017, and 9 studio albums, two of them nominated for a musical award Anděl. Among other topics, he often addresses refugee issues.

The singer and guitar player will perform together with an excellent violist Julie Goetzová.


Ridina Ahmed

18:30 - 19:00, GARDEN

Ridina Ahmed has been a significant member of the Czech music society for many years. The HLASkontraBAS album from the same-named project created with contrabassist Petr Tichý was nominated for The Angel Awards 2016. And according to the British music critic Ken Hunt: “ ‘a singer‘ is to tight word for what she does (…). I believe that Ridina Ahmed has created an absolutely new category.

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Tibor Žida a Pavlína Matiová

16:00 - 16:30, indoor stage

Tibor Žida studied in Musical high school of Jaroslav Ježek the subject of jazz guitar. He is focused on soul, R&B, gypsy jazz, Brazilian music and other genres of similar character. Tibor Žida is a guitarist, singer and composer who is successful in interconnection of musical traditions (jazz or gypsy) with today’s trends. He is a founder of a musical band named Lače manuša.

Pavlína Matiová is a singer and actress. She counterworked in a Prague musical scene and she considers singing at Dvořák’s Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague as a first Romany soloist as her biggest success so far. She is a member of scenic group Ara art, she is a member of musical band Lače manuša and she performs not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad.


Marwan Alsolaiman A Jiří Pělucha

17:15 - 17:45, indoor stage

Na Refufestu již tradičně vystoupí Marwan Alsolaiman a Jiří Pělucha s ukázkami arabského folku i klasiky ve stylu Baladi, Raks Sharki, Drum Solo, Tribal a Belly Dance, hranými na tradiční arabské nástroje. Marwan Alsolaiman pochází ze Sýrie. Do České republiky přijel v roce 1982, aby zde studoval na stavební fakultě ČVUT. Po dokončení studia v roce 1989 odjel zpět do Sýrie, ale vrátil se v roce 1997. Od té doby tu žije, pracuje a účinkuje. Jeho hlavním zaměstnáním je výuka fyziky, arabštiny a češtiny pro cizince. V roce 1997 založil v Praze vůbec první arabskou hudební skupinu v Čechách, se kterou dodnes hraje. Krom toho účinkuje také s českou kapelou hrající středověkou hudbu a pořádá dětské arabské workshopy. Marwan hraje na tyto původní arabské nástroje: loutnu, kánůn, arabskou flétnu, arabské ploché bubny a tamburíny. Jiří Pělucha je profesionální perkusionista. Za svou kariéru vystřídal celou paletu žánrů, působil v dechovém orchestru Ostravan, dixielandové kapele Žízeň, undergroundové skupině Z Veselého světa a je spoluzakladatelem hudební latinsko-americké skupiny Caribe. V současné době příležitostně účinkuje se Zoranem Gajičem a se skupinou Los Amigos. Poslední roky spolupracoval s orientální tanečnicí, kterou doprovázel na arabský buben darbuka při jejích kurzech, seminářích a vystoupeních. Ovládá také hru na conga, bonga, timbales, guiro, cajon a další perkusní nástroje na které vyučuje v Praze.

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Free balkan quintet

19:00 - 19:45, main stage

Free Balkan Quintet is a band based in Prague that presents folk music of Balkan countries. However, in this case, the traditional music is enriched with a little bit of jazz as well as contemporary music and improvisation. Even though using innovative methods, the band still follows typical Balkan rhythms.
These arrangements are performed by the authors Tomáš Mika (banjo) and Kieren Alexander (accordion) together with Milan Jakeš (violin), Ondřej Komárek (contrabass) and Jaroslav Noga (percussion).


Humberto Luis Solórzano Angulo

14:45 - 15:15, indoor stage

He was born in 1990 in Tarapoto, in the Peruvian part of Amazonia. He started to play on saxophone when he was 9 years old thanks to the music education system in Peru. Growing up he was a part of different professional bands and performed popular Latin-American music like cumbia, merengue, salsa, but also genres such as funk or rock. He simultaneously studied and worked as a psychologist, thanks to this he participated in many art-therapeutic projects. In year 2013, he lived and acquired new musical experiences in Chile, Columbia and Mexico. In Mexico he studied Jazz Interpretation in Jazz Center of Universidad Veracruzana, where he also received a master’s degree for an art research “Composition as a medium for understanding differences”, where he analysed from the artistic perspective the phenomenon of traditional Amazonian medicine. 


Houpací koně

19:00 - 19:45, main stage

Houpací koně is a rock music band, originally from Ústí nad Labem, performing since 1991. Or in their own words: "Compared to the history of space, we have been playing for just a short while now, but we don't talk about it much, it's not that important anyway. During all these years, band members changed a few times, but since 2015, we have been travelling across Czech, Moravian, Slovakian and Berlin gas stations as this group - Pavel Nepivoda, Martin Palaščák, Honza Strnad and Jirka Imlauf. Nevertheless, there are even more people who we consider part of our band - Petr Kuneš, Honza Brambůrek and Lukáš Franz. Without them, we would probably still be playing at a local gas station near Ústí, in Zdiby or not far from Oslavička village halfway from Velké Meziříčí and Třebíč. We come from Ústí nad Laben, Monte Carlo of the poor, a city that is colourful just for few weeks in autumn and otherwise looks just like in black and white photos. And that's exactly what we like about it. In the air, you can smell Setuza and the land of hills, canteens and railways. About all of this, we have actually recorded an upcoming album called Desolation Peak, which is dedicated to Jack Kerouac. You know, notebooks full of scribbles, the first idea = the best idea, flickering lanterns and so on."

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The Silver Spoons

21:30 - 22:15, main stage

The Silver Spoons is a Czech indie pop-rock band from Prague, active for almost 5 years, very popular on the local music scene. After 2017, when the band went through changes in musicians, it released under the lead of the two original members a new single  "He's Got My Money Now", which got it into the mainstream. It tells a story of the troublesome way a musician must go through aiming to find success in modern music industry. Thanks to that song the band received an award Žebřík for The discovery of the year 2018 and a victory in the hit-parade of radio station Europe 2 where it stayed on the top for a record 7 weeks. Its second single “I Need A Woman” also reached the first three places on the hit-parade. The band works at the moment on its debut album, which it began recording in Los Angeles during the spring of 2018 with the legendary producer Danny Saber, who produced bands in the past such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 or Black Sabbath. 


DJ Gadjo

22:15 - 24:00, main stage

Dj Gadjo.cz je známý hlavně z vysílání Rádia 1, kde připravuje pořad Všechny hudby světa. Mnohokrát vystoupil na jednom pódiu s Fanfare Ciocarlia, Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace nebo Parno Graszt.

Jako DJ MACKIE MESSER organizuje taneční plavby na lodi bratří Formanů Swing na lodi Tajemství nebo okouzlující tančírny ve slavné Werichově vile. Letos na podzim znovu vystoupí v Londýně, Berlíně nebo v Drážďanech. „Žánrová drzost a hudba s duší“: napsal o vystoupení Gadjo.cz slovenský hudební festival Pohoda.

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Jana Šteflíčková

14.00 main stage

Jana Šteflíčková is a distinctive songwriter and actress of Studium Ypsilon. She plays everything from punk to jazz, at places from big festivals to small cafés. Her solo concerts are always outspoken, an intimately playful shape full of unexpected surprises. Let Jana to blow your mind!

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Adéla Elbel

15:15 - 16:00, main stage

Adéla Elbel studied Dutch studies and she has translated ten books from Dutch. However, she is famous because she starred in musical duo Čokovoko and especially because of her stand-up performance (for example in TV show Na stojáka, in stand-up comedy show NaMikrofon in Brno or on in TV channel Prima Comedy Central).



 

Smooth life

17:15 - 17:45, THEATRE ROOM

Solo documentary, puppet and storytelling performance for 8 spectators. Stories and situations from family life of Palestinian man born and raised in refugee camp performed and directed according to his own history. With soulful music, culinary surprise and the power of the objects you get very close to something that seems very distant. This is accompanied by video projections of objects, photos, maps, videos and especially raw "recycled" materials - tin cans, wire, paper, wood, rice grains - and a good old storytelling. 


Antonio Cossa

16:30 - 17:15, vernisáž, chodby

Antonio Cossa is a photographer and a photojournalist originally coming from Mozambique, at the present living in Prague. He photographed famous personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Václav Havel, Jean Reno and many others. He worked for media agencies and non-governmental organizations including UNICEF and the British Council. At the moment he is a freelance photographer. He takes photos and records on classic film which he develops himself.  

Recently he returned from a month-long trip to Mozambique, which he spent documenting the local climate refugees and those who survived the tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which left behind thousands of people without a roof above their heads and hundreds killed in the central and north areas of the country. His work is an eyewitness testimony of human failure when facing climate change. In the year 2020 he will be one of the official speakers reporting these problems at the UN climate change summit in Glasgow.


Jana Plavec: JÁ, UPRCHLÍK

12:00, INDOOR

The exhibition of photographer Jana Plavec is focused on a picture of a refugee not just as an abstract idea from media but on specific people and their lives influenced by being a refugee. The pictures were taken during missions of volunteers to areas where the situation was the worst and the help was the most needed in past few years - it was on Croatian-Serbian border crossing Berkasovo, in Greek island Lesbos and in Indomeni, the camp on Greek-Macedonian border. Even though the topic is slowly disappearing from titles of daily news, the problem of refugees still remains heartbreaking. Jana Plavec dedicates her creations to the topics of minorities and socially disadvantaged while trying to capture their everyday lives.


 

Fireshow + THEATRE

18:30 - 19:00, divadelní sál

Circus performance of an international team of volunteers – artists from different European countries and teachers of the Czech club Cirkusárna (Circus place), who developed and practised a show especially for Refufest. 

You can look forward to seeing suspended acrobatics, stilt walkers, juggling tricks and a final fire show, all performed by young artists from Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Germany and other countries.

As a part of the show, children from Cirkusárna will perform as well. This year they will be joined by children from InBáze. For more information and opportunities for your children to join the club, follow the Facebook page of Cirkusárna (https://www.facebook.com/Cirkusarna/) and InBáze. Information for the school year 2019/20 will be supplied continuously. 


Příběhy z Mayukwayukwa

17:45 - 18:30, debatE

Interesting, fascinating and chilling - these are the stories of Espoire, Jimmy, Mwisa, Francis and Rajab, residents of the refugee settlement Mayukwayukwa in western Zambia. Their fates give us insight into the recent history of several Sub-Saharan African countries, as well as they show the everyday life in Zambia, including the challenges that newcomers in Mayukwayukwa and local Zambians face nowadays. The stories are also complemented by basic facts and historical context. The exhibition is accompanied by drawings by illustrator Bohdan Dušek.

The stories were collected by the author of the exhibition who spent 3.5 months in the Mayukwayukwa settlement with Caritas Czech Republic. The exhibition is part of an educational project for secondary schools and the general public.

At RefuFest, the exhibition will be accompanied by a discussion with invited guests.


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PROMÍTEJ I TY: BOHOVÉ Z MOLENBEEKU

13:00, 16:30 - 17:15, filmový sál

Bohové z Molenbeeku Ve spolupráci s Promítej i ty, projektem Člověka v tísni, uvádíme film finské režisérky Reetty Huhtanen Bohové z Molenbeku, který v letošním roce zahájil festival Jeden svět.

Poetický film o přátelství tří dětí uprostřed bruselské čtvrti Molenbeek, místa, které po teroristických útocích v roce 2016 získalo pověst líhně islámského terorismu. „Zatímco se v ulicích Bruselu demonstruje proti terorismu, mysl chlapců nezaměstnává nic menšího než přemítání o Bohu a o bozích. Existuje Bůh? A který je nejlepší?“ (úryvek z oficiálního textu Jednoho světa)



 

Ottó Bánovits: Camera Obscura
BALÁSZ WIZNER: Idegen hangok

15:15 - 16:00, 17:45 - 18:30, film STAGE

Summer, car traffic, trucks on highways and families coming together, all travelling within free custom borders of the European Union. But what if it's all just an illusion? What if the human "cargo" appears?
A short film by a young half Swedish, half Hungarian director Ottó Bánovits called Camera Obscura (Dark Chamber) is a bit political and radical, but somehow small-scale as well. It is based on a true story that happened in the summer of 2015 near Austrian-Hungarian borders. RefuFest will present this film together with another film - Cizí hlasy (Idegen hangok) by Hungarian director Balázs Wizner, which takes a look at the mix of emotions, reactions and stereotypes that surround the topic of migration. The film shows what can happen when members of different cultures meet at some ordinary place, such as a regular gas station.


The screening of these films will be with Czech and English subtitles.


 

Brian Mihaliček

18:30 - 19:00, workshopy

Brian is a dancer representing the crew DoggaClan. He primarily focuses in funk style lockin and funk social dances.

In his workshop he will show you some of his easier steps and you will be able to learn the basics of his favourite dance style. Most importantly, he would like to share with you, what he loves about funk so much. 

 

udi (unknown, despised and ignorant)

18:30 - 19:00, workshopy

Mladí rappeři! Členové: M Keii (Mishel Khurshudyan), rappuje anglicky, Martape (Martin Pešek), rappuje česky; oba 17 let, oba rappují téměř dva roky. Preferované styly: trap, melodický rap, metal rap atd. Momentálně mají za sebou tři veřejné singly a účast na singlech jiných coby hosté. V plánu společný mixtape o 10+ samostatných i společných singlech, každý navíc plánuje vlastní samostatné EP o minimálně třech singlech.
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Vitor Tavares Mendes

20:15 - 21:00, workshop

Vitor Tavares Mendes was born in the poor ghetto Pedreira Dos Hungaros in Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Verde parents. Since 2010 he has lived with his family in Prague.

Since then, he has managed to organise the international dance music festival Afro-Bailar, to perform in theatre and television, to collaborate with a number of foreign artists on music and dance projects. He is a professional fitness trainer; he sings and travels very often. Since 2012, he has been fully devoted to teaching Kizomba, to which he has added the Ghetto Zouk Dance method. Anyone who wants to try the dance can come to regular Wednesday lessons in Sector studio in Holešovice, Prague.

At RefuFest, we are going to try this dance. Get ready for lots of fun, positive energy and great tips to improve your dance skills.


ŠírÍn Dance

14:45 - 15:15, worKshop

Širín Dance is a group of dancers from Prague. Since 2016 they perform at ethno-festivals, tea events and evenings with dances from the Middle East, often called the Dances of the Silk Road. They focus on the region of Iran, so Persian, Afghan, Azerbaijan, Armenian, Bhandari, Uzbek dances and more. 

They dance in rich authentic costumes with original accessories. They often tailor their dresses according to their own designs. The choreography is created by Tereza Štojdlová, who is studying these dances with famous international dancers and choreographers of internationally known dance groups.

You can look forward to two 10-minute blocks:

  • Classic Afghan and Persian dance

  • Popular Persian dances


Výtvarná dílna

12:00, workshop

Art workshop for children under the leadership of tutors from the Prague community centre InBáze.


FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE: OPEN DEBATE

16:00 - 16:30, debatE

15th March Czech high school students joined Greta Thunberg and thousands of other students all over the world. Since then they protested in the streets four times, asking for changes in the approach to climate crisis and the next student protest for the climate is being planned for the 20th September. 

Come to ask the representatives of Fridays For Future, what made them get up from their school desks, how they perceive climate change or how is it for them to organize a protest as high school students. 

Fridays For Future is a student initiative, who criticize the inaction of politicians in their approach to climate change. They refer to the Intergovernmental panel for climate change at the UN from last year. It follows from their report that we have just 12 years left to do the necessary measures to avert an ecological collapse. By the end of February, Czech high school students made a declaration on the website of their initiative. During first few weeks more than 4000 students supported it with their signatures. Since last year´s autumn student protests take places all over the world. Czech high school students protested the first time 15th March, when similar protests happened in more than 60 other countries around the world. 


 

Extinction Rebellion — Climate Change: We are headed towards extinction (and what to do about it)

The situation is serious. Last year´s drought was only the beginning. Our planet is in the midst of an ecological crisis. Scientists are warning us that maybe a fast climate collapse is near. We and our children are facing a big risk. 

In this public lecture we will discuss the latest scientific findings about climate, what influence these can have on our society and our lives and we will show, what the movement Extinction Rebellion wants to do, in order to change the situation. 

You are all welcome to join. After the lecture there will be enough time for questions and discussion. Entrance is for free, but if you can, please support Extinction Rebellion through their website:  https://www.rebeliexr.cz/darovat/.


Z pekla do pekla: Děti a uprchlické tábory

14:45 - 15:15, debaty

Debata o osudech dětí a dospělých, kteří utekli před smrtí. Osobní zážitky z uprchlického tábora Moria na Lesbosu, představí psychiatr Peter Pöthe, aktivista Jaroslav Miko a filmový režisér Robin Kvapil.