Czech Republic: Gipsy with a dot

Czech Republic: Gipsy with a dot
Gipsy.cz. Photo on the courtesy of Czech Television.
Prague,Czech Republic -

Czech Republic is sending the band Gipsy.cz to Europe's favourite TV-show this year. The band is well-known throughout Europe with their unique rap in Romani language.

As it has been done the past two years, the chosen artist Gipsy.cz performed two songs offered by the Czech broadcaster. The winning song was chosen via SMS voting from 1st to 14th of March and demonstrated in a TV-show on the 15th of March. The winning entry was declared to be Aven Romale which means 'come in gypsies' and is a song full of energy!

Popular with their unique style

The band is known for its rap music in Romani language, is very popular in Czech Republic and has been gaining popularity throughout Europe. The leader of the band Radosla „Gipsy“ Banga, was born in Prague where he lived as a street kid from the age of 13, when he got in touch with hip-hop and rap. After working with local bands like Syndrom Snopp he developed his style of Romano hip-hop, combining Roma rhythms and language with the 200bpm music played by Balkan brass bands.

In partnership with top Czech gypsy "primas" (violin maestro) Vojta Lavicka and two young brothers Petr Surmaj (gt, accordion) & Jan Surmaj (double bass, up-right bass) he made a breakthrough as Gipsy.cz. In just three years, Gipsy.cz has become one of the most famous Czech music representatives in the world and played at prestigious festivals and clubs in fifteen countries around the world, from Glastonbury to Ljubljana, from Lisbon through Kiev to Soul.

The band will perform in the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 12th of May in Moscow. You can read more about the band here.

Will it qualify and if then which place will it get in the Final? What do you think? Let us know!


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  • Posted on 10/August 2009 at 20:51
    I liked this song, I thought it was cute. It was much better than that stupid "Copycat" song by the Belgian group. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/June 2009 at 20:15
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 19:23
    I think that song Benga Beating is better.I don't like this one song Aven Romale.....And this video is quite stupid :D Sorry........
    My fav are Azerbaijan and Turkey ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 18:06
    I hope they will qualify to the final! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 15:12
    Enough with fu.... Hadise and Drum tek tek!!!
    It is the bigest rabish song on ESC, I hate that!!!
    I hope that Turkey don't go to finale this year!!!!!

    Go Malta!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 11:20
    Gipsy.cz are verry funny...I Love it!!!<33 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 10:29
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 10:27
    HADİSE-DÜM TEK TEK-TURKEY
    Baby you're perfect for me You are my gift from heaven This is the greatest story of all times We met like in a movie So meant to last forever And what you're doin' to me Feels so fine Angel I wake up And live my dreams Endlessly
    CRAZY FOR YOU
    Can you feel the rhythm in my heart
    The beat's goin' Dum Tek Tek
    Always out'a like there's no MİNUTE
    Feels like there's no way back
    Can you feel the rhythm in my heart
    And beat's goin' Dum Tek Tek
    Always out'a like there's no minute
    Feels like there's no way back report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 06:30
    Too bad representation for a great country ... better do it another year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 19:50
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE COUNTRIES THIS YEAR IN THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST BUT DO PLEASE VCOTE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM WE WOULD LOVE YOU IN LONDON 2010!

    BUENA SUERTE A TODOS LOS PAISES QUE PARTICIPAN EN EUROVISION 2009 PORFAVOR VOTEN PR EL REINO UNIDO LES QUEREMOS MUCHO EN LONDRES 2010! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 19:48
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 16:14
    I don't like this!!! Sorry but no final for Czech Republic (again) this year!!!
    More luck next year!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 15:27
    what the hell is this ? One of this year's rubbish songs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 13:46
  • Posted on 27/March 2009 at 12:01
    so so funny...

    GO ROMANIA!!GO ELENA GHEORGHE!!!
    The Balkan Girls they like to party like nobody!! report to the moderator