BUSINESS from our region. These people often want to move to larger cities with more opportunities, and the market is more varied. This is understandable, but it does not mean that you cannot break through in our region. I could base my work in Vendryně, in fact, I used to do that for a while, it doesn‘t really matter from where you go to the concerts. I got married, and moved in with my husband, and, for now, we live in the Central Bohemian Region, but maybe we will move to Teschen Silesia for good one day. What regional food is your favorite in the Moravian-Silesian region? I like Polish and Silesian food, which I have come to know from my mother, or events like the Gorolski Ball, and others. Ziemniaczane placki, bachora, polski barszcz. This type of food has a lot of fat in it, and so it is not for everyday consumption (laughter). These dishes are made of very common ingredients, and are amazing. Then it also depends on who prepares the dish--, my mother makes the best pancakes ;). Where in the region will you be performing this summer? We are very excited for the summer, concerts are the best part of my job. Recording in the studio, translating lyrics or photoshoots are never as fun as a live concert. You can find all of the dates for my concerts at www.ewafarna.com or on Facebook, but for example, on the 14 July I will be playing at the Horečky Fest, 18 August in Palkovice, or the 8 September at Rýmařov and Krnov. I am very excited for the first year of my very own festival, called Ewa Fest, and it will be held from the 12–14 October 2018 in Cieszyn and Český Těšín-- along both sides of the border. You are all invited. Our magazine is the proud partner of the Janáček Philharmonic of Ostrava for the following season. Your concert with the Ostrava Philharmonic was excellent. Are you preparing any more collaborative projects? We can reveal that in June 2019, you will be able to see us together at a festival in Ostrava. What is the personality of the, historically, youngest judge on Superstar? You said that you would “rather be controversial than boring.” If you mean how I felt in Superstar, then that is pretty accurate. I am still the same Ewa, however, I realize the need to be professional and at the same time, I know how TV works. Boredom is, or at least should be, a bad word in showbusiness. That quote is supposed to say, that I am a lioness, I do not mind being the center of attention, I have a Polish temperament, and I can be spontaneous, energetic, and the cameras do not stress me much, quite the opposite. A lot of people sort of retreat when they are in front of the camera, and they behave differently-- it doesn’t work that way with me, and I think that is why I like TV shows, I feel natural in them. Being neutral doesn’t invoke interest, discussion, opinions; staying neutral is not a characteristic of personalities. So, the fact that people had mixed feelings about me in Superstar is actually better for me, than if I had sailed through unnoticed. Music and show business should be about emotions.
The documentary: Ewa Farná 10: The Known Unknown was released to the cinemas last year. How were the 2 years spent with a camera filming everything? It was alright, actually, the cameramen were two of my friends, and because of that, I then wasn’t afraid to “reveal” myself, talk about everything, take them to my house, etc. I knew that they didn‘t want to hurt me, that those were not cameras that were waiting for me to make a mistake or for me to get in a car in a mini-skirt, but there were people behind those cameras, that were helping me tell the story of a regular girl, whose 12 year-old life was turned upside down, mapping how it all happened, how it affected me and my family, and how I fought with criticism. Do you ever just turn off your phone? This is one of those things, that you know you should do, and that they are right, but you do so seldom anyway. I tried it, and I even managed to leave my phone at home, but I would like to do it more often. Mobile phones, the internet, and social media are big threats to today’s society, because they stop our brain from thinking creatively as they are consumed by viewing vain Facebook and Instagram posts. We consume a large amount of arbitrary information, that prevents us from focusing on art, and focusing on verbal communication, relationship building or even just being. Either way, you can answer this question with a simple yes, or a no, but I rambled here about how everything is bad for you (laughter).
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