Concert, screening at Prague’s Lucerna to mark day against racism
March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and to mark the occasion organisers from Opona, a non-profit NGO, have helped put together an exhibition, screening and concert to take place on Wednesday afternoon and evening at Prague’s Lucerna. Several notable Czech artists, including Ester Kočičková Xindl X, and the Tap Tap are taking part.
“We got in touch with the group the TAP TAP, whose members are disabled, and have experience with prejudice or discrimination, if not racism, of their own. Ester Kočičkova will take to the stage to perform her “Aryan folk song” which has the chorus ‘Thank goodness they always serve us blondes’!
"Another guest will be singer Tonya Graves with a new version of Michael Jackson’s Black or White, and last but not least there will be performances by Jarda Svoboda from Traband and Markéta Krausová from Láska vole who will sing songs about prejudices which we live with. Xindl X will also perform material.”
Also in Wednesday’s programme are two screenings of The Last Flight of Petr Ginz – the story of a remarkable Czechoslovak Jewish boy who died in the Holocaust whose story has become known to millions. Pavla Kantnerová again:
If you’re interested in either the screening or the concert at Lucerna on Wednesday, visit oponaops.eu.