As part of its music programme, the Valletta 2018 Foundation is hosting Ida Kelarova’s Jazz Famelija in an evening of smooth tunes on Saturday 10th March 2018 at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria, Gozo.

Born in the Czech Republic, Ida Kelarova, invites the best of Czech and Slovak musicians to collaborate on this music formation that links Romani harmonies and Latin-American rhythms to the sound of a jazz band. Kelarova is best known for opening her heart to the audience, investing her legendary voice into passionate performance.

Besides classical compositions from previous albums and folk Romani songs, the concert repertoire also covers new songs composed by the lead singer, guitarist and bandleader, Desiderius Dužda.

The locally-based Organic Choir, known for using various forms to create music, spontaneity of composition and strong elements of improvisation,  will be opening the show and collaborating with Ida Kelarova’s Jazz Famelija later in the set. Kelarova is also presenting a short workshop based around her ‘Everyone Can Sing’ concept during her stay.

Tickets are available at the nominal price of €5 from