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34039Moravsko Slovacko

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  • William C. Wormuth
    Sep 28, 2012
      I have A cousin living in Strani-Kvetna,North west of Nove Mesto Nad Vahom.  Although there are two names the villages are together as one, the Church being in Strani and the famous Glass Works, (formerly part of Bohemian Glass),  called Moravian Glass.

      The Towns are the most Folklorist I have ever witnessed.  They have 2 Brass bands , two Cymbalom Bands, (One are young Children),  Men and Women's choruses, Dancers and a theater group.

      I recently received a call from my cousin and she brought back many memories from there including, weddings, and Hody, both of which I attended regularly during my visits to Slovakia.

      She advised me that there are many films on YouTube, from the village and I watched many in the last few days.  I just finished one which I attach, (address), for your enjoyment.:


      Moravian Slovaks have managed to preserve their folklore History and many Towns have regular Celebrations, dressing in their local Kroje.  Many still paint Folk designs On the outside of Homes and Wine Celler buildings.



      Dolni Bojanovice:


      Young people in these towns remain interested is their folklore and I hope many places in Slovakia will promote the same.  I would appreciate hearing from members here if they are familiar with Slovak towns who are preserving these customs.

      Z Bohom,



      From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: The Slovak Cymbalom


      From: Greg <greg@...>
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:24 AM
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: The Slovak Cymbalom

      Prior to breakup of Czechoslovakia, the former country issued
      some interesting stamps with musical instruments.

      Look at eBay auction 370648983023


      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Armata, Joseph R" <armata@...> wrote:
      > OK Vilko, have a cup of coffee and let's get it straight - cymbals are those metal platters you crash together, cymbalom is the stringed instrument like a harpsichord!
      > In Slovakia, was the cymbalom earlier a Gypsy/urban instrument, which later spread to Slovak musicians? (In Poland. it was earlier a Jewish urban instrument that spread to Polish village bands in the Rzeszow area in the late 19th century.)
      > Joe
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William C. Wormuth
      > Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 1:03 AM
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Chuck Norris vs The Slovak Cymbal
      > Awwww, c'mon Ben,
      > Can't you come up with any more Gypsies to play.  I'll look hard to find a Slovak who actually plays the traditional Cigansky instrument called a Fujar.
      > I posted the message statement that Americans think the Cymbal to be a "Gypsy" instrumentand wanted all here to know it was not exclusive to the Romi so not only did you post Romi playing but even them singing in their own language.
      > By the way you forgot the Farkash family who played in Vienna when I first went to Slovakia in 1971.  They not only played, EXCLUSIVLY for me in the Restaurant Slovakia but Got me drunk on Slivovica and fed me a Big Dinner.
      > When I left the place and staggered toward my hotel, I heard the beautiful music again and staggered into the Hungarian restaurant.  after a few peices of music I staggered up and asked if they knew any SLOVAK songs I was then physically removed with words NEM, NEM, NEM,... Buta toth.  I think the latter means "Saintly person". :o) :o) :o)
      > Forever and ever, AMEN!
      > Z Bohom,
      > Vilko

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