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Jarek Nohavica in London
April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jarek Nohavica is a popular Czech singer-songwriter.
His concerts are often a unique experience for his listeners, as he definitely ranks among those performers who create, while on stage, a kind of gripping mystery. With great expertise, he remains poised between folk music and folklore, truly occupying the role of the bard of his region. Strikingly, he remains different from the generation of Czech folk singers from the 1960s, in that his stylistic orientation tends to look eastwards: using elements of Slavic melody, taking subject matter from a Slavic setting and inspiration from Russian Romantic literature.
Nohavica’s greatest advantage is his rich vocabulary, his ear for the melodic qualities of sung Czech, and for the unique stratifications of linguistic typologies from the most literary diction through slang to vulgarisms.