October 22nd 2019

World music nights

14. a 15.12. Invitation to pre pre-solstice concert, news about guests... 

With autumn well under way, allow me to invite you to my pre-solstice, Christmas concert featuring didgeridoo, gongs & various musical friends. Once again I will be looking forward to this gathering in the centre of Prague but this time in a new location, that being the historical hall of Novomestska radnice. This years event will feature a number of surprises... 

I have prepared 2 separate concerts, each featuring different guest musicians.   

Also, there will be a didgeridoo market on the eve of Sundays concert, where Czech didgeridoo makers will be showcasing their instruments giving you the opportunity to learn more about their craftsmanship and perhaps inspiring you to walk away with a Christmas present.   

Velký sál Novoměstská radniceUnlike previous Christmas concerts where we had to vacate the premises as soon as the show finished, this years venue (Novoměstská radnice) will allow us to meet & greet afterwards and hang out for a little while. This will also give everyone a chance to view the photographs of Blanka Krikavova who will be exhibiting her collection of photographs from her expedition to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. You may recognise some of her picture from her calendar. Blanka captured thousands of shots on this expedition so I am curious to see which ones she will choose to display at this event. 

In terms of guest musicians I can let you in on two of them at this stage... 

The first guest for Saturdays concert is my friend Mikolas Belik, the renaissance man, who will endow you with the ambient sounds of his tuned, glass chalices. Sundays first guest will be Milos Vacik, the renowned, multi talented musician & artist whom you may know from projects such as Sum Svistu. On this occasion, Milos will not be banging away with his typical samba rhythms but instead will accompany the didgeridoo with more gentle, melodic & rhythmical instruments. 

Among other surprises that I have in stall, you can look forward to another my drawing in form of lithographic print as a gift for each participant at the end of the concert.  

Ticket sales are now open. Presale here: lenkahellerova@seznam.cz

July 12th 2019


The only show in Czech! First time will Yolngu songs vibrate in our land...

12.7. 21.00h - Bolfanek, (Klatovy direction, Southwest CZ)  Larry Jason

We warmly welcome all!!!

An Evenig performance will be at natural amphitheater under watch tower Bolfanek. Poetic and well taken care locality at south west CZ...

400 CZK at place, 330 CZK presale here: info.smeykal@gmail.com

Larry Gurruwiwi and Malawurr

Larry Gurruwiwi with his brothers Vernon and Jason, form the Malawurr band from North East Arnhem Land, Australia. Together they perform ancient Galpu clan songlines (Manikay) and dance ceremonies (Bunggul) carrying thousands of years of stories, tradition and vital knowledge that is deeply connected to the sacred land they live on. “Malawurr” is another name for the Galpu clan family.

Larry is a master Yidaki player and a new custodian of the instrument, his father Djalu is internationally renowned as “Mr Didjeridoo”. For decades Djalu has travelled the world sharing his music to strengthen the culture not just for the “Balanda” (non aboriginal people) but also to inspire new generations of Yolngu at home in Arnhem Land so they can see how the wider world reveres their sound and the crucial
knowledge it carries.  Jason

Larry and his brothers have performed together since childhood, inspired by Djalu and many generations of ancestors who have passed down the songlines, they are now responsible to share the traditions with future generations.

Larry says;
“Djalu is my father and he’s the Yidaki master, he always shares the culture with tourists. Now it’s my turn, I’m gonna go to the world.”

Vernon is also a masterful Yidaki player and dancer, whilst Jason Gurruwiwi is one of the most powerful and sought after songline vocalists in all of Arnhem Land.
Together the 3 brothers are carrying the world’s oldest musical legacy of Yolngu Songlines to the world, sharing their culture whilst keeping it strong at home.

Discover more about Larry Gurruwiwi & Malawurr:
Instagram: @larrygurruwiwi_and_malawurr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Malawurr-355103778661754/