Folklorist Radomil Rejšek dies aged 83

27-12-2012

Well-known Czech folklorist Radomil Rejšek, the author of a number of key texts on traditional song and dance and teacher of folkloric traditions who influenced generations of young students, died on Thursday morning at the age of 83. Mr Rejšek was a co-founder and long-time member of the Joseph Vycpálek Ensemble of Song and Dance (Souboru písní a tanců Josefa Vycpálka). For his efforts on the international scene, Mr Rejšek received the highest recognition from the International Organisation of Folk Art – honorary membership. The news of Mr Rejšek’s death was released by Kazimír Jánoška, the editor-in-chief of Folklor magazine.