Čechomor, Czech Republic
The Čechomor music band, which repertoire contains mainly Czech, Moravian, Silesian and Slovak folksongs, was formed in 1988 as the Bohemian and Moravian Independent Musical Society. Over the years, it has gained prominent position on the Czech scene and in the world. Since 2006, the group has been working with important Czech and world musicians such as: Jaromír Nohavica, David Koller, Lenka Musilová, Chavy Alberstein, Piotr Uklanski and others. In 2002 in cooperation with Čechomor, a film Rok Ďábla (A Year of Devil) was made, for which the group won the prestigious Czech Lion Award for best soundtrack. Čechomor is a multiple laureate of the Angel Award presented by the Czech Academy of Popular Music. For many years, the band has worked with the non-profit organization Pomocné tlapky (Helping Paws) specializing in training service and therapy dogs.