The fifth year of Doma Dobre with Bazzookas, Medial Banana, Katarína Máliková and Matúš Vallo a capella For the fifth time, we will bring great bands and interesting debates to the Night shelter of St. Vincent de Paul, as a part of the event titled Doma Dobre (Well at Home). The aim of the concerts is to point out the issue of living without home directly in a place that is often the only chance for over a thousand people to survive winter. The main star of this year will be the Dutch ska-rock band Bazzookas, who won the hearts of our attenders at Pohoda in 2016 and 2018 with their pop-up concerts in their school bus. They also lived up to their reputation and exceptional approach when they did not hesitate and agreed on performing at the Doma Dobre concert, refusing any royalty (with the addition, that everything that is collected from the volunteer admissions goes to the people in need). The concert will be opened by our most successful reggae group, Medial Banana, after then Katka Máliková with the band will perform. She dominated the 9th Radio_Head Awards and she represented Slovakia at Eurosonic at the beginning of the year. On Sunday, December 9th, in the low-threshold dormitory of St. Vincent de Paul, a discussion about homelessness will take place, featuring the founder of Depaul Slovakia, Juraj Barát, the current director Jozef Kákoš and the Mayor of Bratislava, Matúš Vallo. The event also includes exhibitions of photos and video projections, and a novelty will be a children's play area with an interactive performance "About a Boy Who Sought the Smell of Chocolate". The admission to the concert is free, just like the past years. However, you can help people without a home by your voluntary contribution.
28. November 2018
The concert program will begin at 2 PM with the performance of the local reggae regulars, Medial Banana. They already performed at Pohoda in 2015 and 2018, and the recording of their first concert is the second most viewed video we've ever added to our YouTube channel. Their success lies on the basic pillars of the band, which, according to their own words, are tolerance, chill, love for nature, sun and comfort. After them, Katarína Máliková with the band will play. Journalists described her album Pustvopol as one of the most striking debuts on our scene in recent years. Katarína brings a magical combination of folk music, electronic and classical music. She also enthralled audiences beyond the borders, the proof of which is her placement in the TOP 10 World Music Charts Europe. In the year-round list, her album Pustvopol ranked fantastic 23rd place of the 800 rated albums, which is a Slovak record and it also became the most successful album from the Eastern European countries. Bazookas will be the main star of the concert. Hardly anyone knew them before the year 2016, but we had the most positive reactions to their set at the festival. The affection was, obviously, mutual, as at the Reeperbahn 2017, the band awarded Pohoda the Bazzookas Award for the best festival they played. A school bus, around which they create a wonderful pop-up party every time they play, is typical for the band. You can find out all you need to know about them in a video from the Pohoda acoustic session series 2016 or their own aftermovie from this year's Pohoda.
The attenders will be able to take a look at an exhibition of photos, pictures, or videos capturing the work of the night shelter and its clients. This year, an exhibition from Liptovský Mikuláš entitled "Memories without a Roof" will take place. It engages in connecting the community with the homeless people by spreading their stories. The children's play area will also be a novelty, where Martin Daniš with his (interactive) performance for children entitled “About a Boy Who Sought the Smell of Chocolate” will perform. The event will also include discussions on issues and solutions for people in need. The Depaul Slovakia founder, Juraj Barát, its current director Jozef Kákoš and the newly-elected Mayor of Bratislava, Matúš Vallo, will be debating.
You can reach the night shelter by buses number 61 and 96, and then you can walk the journey from the Fafruny bus stop, which the clients of the night shelter have to take every night and morning. There are about 4,000 homeless people in the streets of Bratislava. Low-threshold dormitory services are used by more than 1,000 people each year. Depaul Slovakia's employees take care to provide homeless people with warmth, food and basic services, no matter in what condition they come. Among other things, they will also obtain hygienic articles there and, in case they’re interested also social counselling and help in finding work. We are looking forward to seeing you.
How can you help?
• The concert entry is free, you can make a voluntary contribution during the concert, thanks to which the Depaul Slovakia staff will provide homeless people with a bed or meal
• By sending a blank text message to 827 you will help the work with the homeless by the sum € 3
• You can also contribute indefinitely via www.depaulslovensko.org and www.dobrakrajina.sk
• By a contribution at the Depaul stand – which will get you a nice t-shirt, a bag, or a badge
The programme of the Doma dobre concert (December 12th, 2018)