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Sunday, November 21, 2004
 
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From Radio Praha [17-11-2004], A brief look at 'protest' music plus the underground scene in Czechoslovakia from 1968 - 1989
By Jan Velinger, Pavla Horakova, Ian Willoughby

"Now, music of course played not only a crucial role at the crisis points in Czech history, such as the 1968 Soviet-led invasion and the fall of communism in 1989, but in the long years in between: the stifling period of renewed repression known as 'Normalisation', which saw opponents of the regime thrown out of work, persecuted and jailed. Despite repressions a dedicated, highly versatile, and underground movement continued on from the 60s, staging illegal events including rock concerts and artistic happenings that challenged the status quo."


 




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