15-11-2003

On this week's ICE, we take a look at the region's diverse arts scene and the role it has played in Central Europe's recent past. We speak to Hungary's ambassador to the United States, who says rock 'n' roll music helped inspire his country to overthrow Communism. Slovene author Andrej Blatnik tells us about his recently published "The Law of Desire", whose 16 short stories tell tales of 'urban nomads' lost in a labyrinth of pop culture. We also pay a trip to Austria's Vienna International Film Festival, talk to Slovak diva Edita Gruberova, and finally spin some Rakija 'n' Roll - why Balkan music is now all the rage in Prague.

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