Chalani z chatrče are a bunch of musicians from Budulovská village in Moldava. They started to play more actively after a police intervention in the settlement on June 19, 2013. One of their songs is dedicated to this sad event. In addition to the great music, Chalani z chatrče draw attention to the iniquities committed by the official authorities on the weakest inhabitants of Slovakia. Thanks to their great voices, they also collaborated with Ida Kelarová on her project Čhavorenge. Four member band Gipsy centrum started 5 years ago. They play roma folklore and contemporary songs on various ceremonies, weddings and funerals.
Six years ago, the operation of special forces in a Romani settlement near Moldava nad Bodvou resulted in 30 injured people. 60 policemen with dogs took part in the operation named “100”, yet the Interior Ministryʼs inspection assessed it to be appropriate. On the contrary, the attacked Romani, who witnessed the case, were charged with perjury – similar to Hedviga Malinová’s case. The legal inquiry is already in the hands of the judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Zuzana Wienk, activist Lydia Šuchová, and Roman Kvasnica, the legal representative of the attacked Romani, will talk about the genesis of the case in Optimistan. We will also commemorate this event with the exhibition of photographs by Tomáš Halász and the joint concert of bands from Moldava. Juraj Kušnierik was, except for his artistic soul, also a great human rights activist. We're sure that Chalani z chatrče and Gipsy centrum will make him happy in his Pohoda tent.