Sun 17 h
Friedrichskirche Babelsberg
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From Bohemia to Peru

Dancing transfer between the old and new world


Latin baroque meets songs from Bohemia & Moravia as well as compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann, Jan Antonín Losy, Jan Josef Ignác Brentner and others.


Jana Semerádová
flutes, vocals
Vojtěch Semerád baroque violin, voice, percussion
Jiří Sycha baroque violin, charango, vocals
Marcel Comendant cimbalom
Ján Prievoznik violone

Music is still the best way to make peaceful contact. This is what the Jesuit missionaries of the Baroque era said, therefore they always had sheet music and instruments with them. This way compositions by the Bohemian Jan Josef Ignác Brentner ended up in South America. The Collegium Marianum from Prague was inspired by this surprising connection to create a program that combines Latin American and European Baroque music with traditional songs and dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Peru. As a common denominator, they found an ever-bubbling source of inspiration: folk music. Telemann & Co. also found folk refreshing and inexhaustible. This suits Babelsberg's bohemian heart, the former weavers' village of Nowawes.