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Evening at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic

- The Old World Charm of Bratislava (the Crown City of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire )

- The majesty of the peaks of the High Tatras to the smallest Alpine range

- The exquisite mysteries of the medieval towns of the Spis region

Tonight, at the special invitation of the Embassy, join us as we step out of Washington, D.C. and onto Slovak soil for an evening rich in the Old World traditional ways of Eastern and Central Europe with a special visit to the Embassy of Slovakia. During our visit to Slovakia, we will experience the following:

(A) SLOVAK FOOD:

Specially prepared Slovak samplers for our members by the Embassy's top native Slovak Chef.

(B) SLOVAK BAR:

Enjoy a wide variety of the best in authentic Slovak beer and regional wines and other beverages.

(C) VERY SPECIAL SLOVAK MUSICAL PRESENTATION:


Tonight, we have invited a special native Slovak musicians to present us with a truly unique cultural look into Slovak folklore songs.  Their interpretations conjure up special images of Bratislava Castle, the Danube, and the High Tratas.Tonight, we have invited special native Slovak dancers to present us with a truly unique cultural look into Slovak folklore song and dance. Their interpretations conjure up special images of Bratislava Castle, the Danube, and the High Tatras.

About the performers:


GERDAN Kaleidoscope of World Music

The group’s name Gerdan is derived from a woman’s necklace from the Carpathians, rich with natural colors. The decorative beads artistically woven into the necklace provide a dazzling array of ornaments. In the same fashion the diversity of musical instruments, melodies and styles create the exclusivity of the Gerdan’s music which is diverse and energetic, bringing the fire and the edge of new melodic ideas and rhythms that capture the listener's imagination. The Gerdan features contrasting musical styles in the musical traditions of Eastern Europe that were successfully adopted in the American culture. Traditional folk tunes get original arrangements in masterful and virtuosic performance on acoustic folk instruments. The music of Gerdan embodies the spirit, history, culture and folk music of Carpathian peoples. The strong emphasis on the history and traditions behind each song will give audience a deeper understanding of the importance of music to the communities that build their future in a new land.


(D) SLOVAK FILM:

View an optional film highlighting the attractions, people, and culture of the Slovak Republic.

(E) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:

Slovak diplomats have been invited to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have. At present we have invited the Ambassador Ambassador and are anticipating his enthusiastic".

(F) SLOVAK ART:

You will be awed by the numerous native Slovak art works and/or photo display available for your study and viewing pleasure.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Of course the red line is broken! Hopefully be there soon.

    November 22, 2013

  • Alicia

    I'm still in this meeting in Alexandria and about to fall asleep. I need a night of rest :-/

    November 22, 2013

  • Melissa P.

    I am very excited about tonight. I have been looking forward to it all week!

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's usually the Meetup folks who are most open to getting to know new people -- is there a plan to meet at a certain place/time? I've not been to an embassy gala yet but I imagine it could be huge.

    November 22, 2013

  • Jacob S.

    I just RSVPd, how do I pay and confirm the event? Excited to be on the guest list.

    November 19, 2013

    • Greg

      After RSVPing, there is an option t pay via PAYPAL. See the top of this page - right next to the price.

      November 19, 2013

    • Jacob S.

      Thanks!!

      November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What have you updated? I see the price changed fro $45 to $50. Are you asking us to pay more now? How do we do that if we've already paid?

    November 21, 2013

    • Ira

      If you already paid, you do not need to pay any more. We sent an email out to everyone warning about this the other day (that we had to raise the price due to catering reasons). But, if you already paid $45, you are set and don't need to pay anymore

      November 21, 2013

  • B W.

    looking forward to the event

    November 18, 2013

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