Respect world music festival kicks off in Prague

The Czech Republic’s biggest festival of world music, Respect, kicks off in Prague on Saturday. The annual event, now in its 19th year, takes place at Prague's Výstaviště fairgrounds. Among the biggest stars this year will be the Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed, accompanied by some of his long time musical associates, and a multicultural group Diwa Saz from Israel, who perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land.

Author: Ruth Fraňková