To My Roots
“I am convinced the project To My Roots is a work of art of an enduring value that deserves our support. ”
— Milan Tesař (Proglas Radio, Czech Radio Jazz, UNI Cultural Magazine)
To My Roots is a multimedia project Milli has been working on since the summer 2015 until 2018. The project contains an album with new songs that are interconnected with visual arts and crafts, performances, exhibitions and workshops. The main goal is a motivation to renew trust between people, as well as for them to respect to each other by understanding and interconnectiong. Be a part of the story which is a journey to courage and hope.
New album To My Roots - Milli Janatková Quartet and guests was released in the spring 2017 and it has been successfully accepted by both publicists and public. The project has been honored with the nomination for the prestigious Classic Prague Awards in the Crossover category in 2018. In March Milli releases her new music video Mothers´ Magic. The song has just won The VOX POP Award in The 16th Independent Music Awards, USA in A Capella category. The story tells about forgiveness and supports loving family relationships. It inspires to open and cope with the taboos of World Wars or socialist traumas and suppressed emotions that influence the following generations and today´s society atmosphere. It brings hope, understanding and discussion. The project has been financially supported by The State Fund of Culture (The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic), Mělník Town and HitHit public crowdfunding, where To My Roots project succeeded among eleven most favorite and prosperous projects in Music and Arts Category.
The songs are performed as Milli Janatková Solo (vocals, guitar, live looping). Milli creates a nice atmosphere of interactive performance and singing with the audience, voice in movement and charming openess.