Today, RRC (Rock n Roll Confidential
) heard from Darrell Jonsson of the Prague Post in the Czech Republic. When we asked him what was going on there musically, this was his response....
The Prague music scene is near hyperactive, every genre
imaginable has found increasing representation here in
the last 7 years, as you can see by the following
list of articles, that I've writen about the local
scene during that time below.
Part of what keeps things hopping around his is emigre's
not only from American but also from the U.K., and increasingly
from Asia, African, South America and else where,
Each community is emerging economically and culturally
so music rides along with all of it. With the city linked
by an impressive tram and metro system its easy to get
to concerts and people here live in small apartments
and houses and love to get out and support music.
Music as well is part of validating the local music
and the Czech language which has been historically
challenged. And of course there is the local beer
which is said to be the best on earth and is price
The festival previews below give some insight in
the present climate and its legacy. other wise some artists
I've interviewed who have passed through Prague, or
that Prague their home also may give some insight into
Tiger Lillies; Garden of angst
John Cale; Return of the Velvet Wizard
Young Gods and Anthropologist J. Narby
Daevid Allen : University of Errors
Paco Pena ; Requiem
Bnet Marrakesh - The Mothers of Rock.
Majid Bekkas - Gnawa blues master
Meredith Monk : Revelation in Sound.
Robert Plant ; Flying high; Plant soars beyond Led Zeppelin
Alternativa ; In the spirit
Susheela Raman / Australian/Asian/UK urban sounds.
Respect Festival / Showing Respect
Traband - Pirates of the Vlatava
United Flavour / Reggae influenced World City urban music
Here Comes The Sun : Slunovrat 2005
Iva Bittova w/ Bang on a Can ; A new musical vocabulary
Musafir ; Acrobats and Snake Charmers
Sophisticated Beatles Studies - International
Association for the Study of Popular Music.
Review in RPM#27/28 (Winter/Spring 1998/1999)
Move Festival : Prague Intl. and CZ Bands.
In the pocket : Eddie Floyd joins the Rhythm Kings' all-star lineup
Young Gods : Swiss Proto-industrial Rock
Uz jsme doma : Celebrates 20 years of groundbreaking music
Vertigo Quintet : Tapping diverse sources for a fresh sound
Head Fake : Raw and Futuristic
Skatalites : Music heard 'round the world
Alternativa 2005 - Pioneers deliver new and historic work.
Magma : Interview with Darrell JÃ³nsson
Gipsy: Promoting justice and racial tolerance through music
Autopilote: Pavel Fajt's latest project goes into the bush
GAMe is the latest evidence of Alex Svamberk and company's genius.
Dhoad Gypsies, La Cor de la Plana and others take the National Theatre.
Atlantic Cable: Down on the farm, songs about cosmic subjects.
Behind the masks :Vernon Reid cures any notion of jazz guitar sounding lame:
John Cale : Returns for 5th performance at Prague's Archa Theatre
Al-Yaman - Dance against Terrorism.
Fernhill ; More than a folk revival
John Cale : Sweet Inspiration
Czech Puppet theatre takes on Rocky IX
Ba Cissoko / Said Tachiti : Fresh sounds from Africa come to Prague
Interview: Florian Zimmer of Jersey
Magnetaphone : An electric reaction to Birmingham boredom.
Sonic Boom : Spaceman 3's sonic adventurer
NI and Cherry Hill: Hip-hop coup
The Art of Noise - Christian Fennesz, Philip Jeck...
Plastic People of the Universe:
Balkan Brass : One step beyond the Waltz
Khamoro; All that Gypsy Jazz
Sound Effects : Skupina C and Rataj's Mozart Deconstructed.
Respect Festival : RIP Desmond Dekker
Tinariwen : Hard Times and Electric Saharan Blues
Son Caliente : Hot sounds from Havana
The Swell Season : Hansard & Irglova's Irish Czech adventure.
An underground classic: Pavel ZajÃcek is still making his own kind of music
Motor City mellow ;Mudhoney finds inspiration in the oddest places
Salif Keita ; Article/Interview
Burnin' boogie blues ; Canned Heat headlines a hot time on the island
All you need is love ; Great bands highlight
Prague's biggest summer rock festival
Talkin' blues ; Stan the Man gets almost respectable
Andalusian Ace; Gerardo NÃºnez brings a new style to flamenco
Hot new sounds in MalÃ¡ Strana : Popular
PopoCafePetl reopens as a small music venue with big plans
Note: Erszi Kiss, XXL, Two Dollar Bash
Following his dreams; Å tepÃ¡n SmetÃ¡?ek brews a hot mix of rock and jazz
Between East and West
Dancer Berrak Yedek fuses folk with the futuristic
Brazil's Cabruera blends old and new for a fresh, lively sound
Feng jun Song
Other writings by D.L. Jonsson