The roots of Kyjovánek go back to 1975, our group has been working since 2007.
Now there are over 70 children aged from 5 to 25 years playing, dancing and singing in four groups. Our folk group remakes folk customs, dances, old adages and nursery rhymes-mostly from the part of South Moravia- called Dolňácko.
The group can perform for a few minutes or for more than an hour. The repertoir consists of five to fifteen-minute programmes devoted to children activities and folk customs from South Moravia, but there are also more difficult folk dances. The dulcimer music played by some children is a very important part of this group too.
The ensemble has taken part in many important folk festivals in various regions of Moravia (e. g. Kyjov, Strážnice, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm), as well as in Germany, Poland, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, France, Turkey and Taiwan. Christmas concerts in churches are held by this group every year and its programme makes children and patients in homes happy. The ensemble regularly enters competitions for childrens folk groups run by the Folk Association of Czech Republic and it was chosen in 2003 - 2017 to represent Moravian Slovakia in the nation-wide competition in Jihlava.
The ensemble Kyjovánek is a member of The Folklore Association of the Czech Republic and CIOFF.
The group has published the well-known CD ,,Hrajte mně husličky” in year 2008 and CD “Veselo v Kyjově in year 2013.
- Little Kyjovánek 3 – 7 years old
- Older Kyjovánek – 8 – 16 years old
- Motovidlo – 15 - 20 years old
- The dulcimer music