If you wanted a good reason to come to Prague, other than it’s fantastic beauty, we now have four good reasons. Hard Rock Cafe Prague is doing a Rockabilly Rumble to benefit the Tereza Maxová Foundation, who helps orphans in the Czech Republic. You can help make a difference in the life of a child when you come to the show and 100% of the cover charge you pay goes to the foundation. If that isn’t reason enough to shoot over to Prague for the weekend, here are three others.
First up is “The Slapdash” Rockabilly Trio playing at Hard Rock Cafe, in January for the First Annual Winter Rockabilly Romp before a packed house. According to their bio, ”
The Slapdash group was established at the end of 2005 as a temporary project of former members of groups Crazy Wheels, GoDaddyO and Gangnails.
The band plays rockabilly (a style that originated in 50 years in the U.S. on the foundations of country, swing and blues.) performes its own creation – the neo-rockabilly, supplemented by original compositions. The Slapdash combines rock’n’roll, punk, country, swing, a lot of energy and fun …
I can tell you from first hand experience that these guys rock and are super cool to have a beer with. Check them out in the video below.
Second up is “Lemon Nashville and His Golden Killers“who will take the stage, and they are sure to make even the original killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, very proud. I have not seen them live yet and am very anxious to do so, as I hear nothing but great things about them. Here’s a video to wet your whistle.
When the bands stop, DJ Gargoil, playing the best in Rockabilly and Psychobilly music takes the stage for the rest of the evening.
Be sure to wear your best rockabilly attire and show off that tattoo, because there are prizes and surprises for the best rockabilly style, best rockabilly couple, and best tattoo. Maybe we will even throw in a prize for the best legs.
Despite all the fun everyone is sure to have remember all these artists are donating their time and energy to help support a worthy cause, The Tereza Maxová Foundation.
On the foundation’s web page Tereza Maxová goes on to explain how it all started;
The year was 1996. I was about to enter an orphanage in Prague 4, unaware of what I would be confronted with and the emotions that would be triggered once exposed to the tragic lives of the children I would meet.
The institution was full of babies, newborns and toddlers, lying in hospital beds, ten per room. You could see them, but the silence was disturbing. Nurses in white coats circled the long corridors. The newborns were unaware of what was happening, while the older ones reached out for the slightest human contact.
My mind went back to my childhood, growing up behind the iron curtain. We may not have had many of the comforts provided in the West, but we had a loving and caring family, and a place to call home.
Why do some children have to suffer for the irresponsible actions of their parents? Why is it that abandoned children are destined to grow up in institutions? These questions began to haunt me from that day in September 1996 and led me to establish my foundation. I felt that I could make a difference in the lives of these unwanted children who have to fight for what is most valuable and fundamental in life: for love, their existence and their place in society.
The Tereza Maxová Foundation is dedicated to improving the life of abandoned children. We believe that every child should grow up in a family. We try to be a refuge for those who have become helpless through no fault of their own.
Over a decade later I am extremely grateful and proud to be able to provide concrete help to abandoned children. I am also aware that there is still a long road ahead of us. It is our civic and human duty to help those who are the most vulnerable members of our society.
On behalf of all the abandoned children, my colleagues, and myself I would like to say thank you to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, specialists and friends who have generously contributed towards this cause over the years.
Please head over to the foundations webpage for more information on how you can support their cause at The Tereza Maxová Foundation.