Slovak folklore in Detroit

Slovak folklore in Detroit

Back in 1971, Milan Straka, a former dancer with the folk group Šarišan, from the eastern Slovak village of Veľký Šariš, founded a folk group of the same name but in a new place: Detroit, Michigan. A majority of the dancers in the Detroit Šarišan were born in the USA, yet they still love and enjoy traditional Slovak folklore.

Sarisan from Detroit

Sarisan_folklor_RTVS.jpg In january 2020, Šarišan USA also took part in the popular TV show Zem Spieva, broadcasted by Radio and Television Slovakia.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: RTVS