Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
A benefit concert for Haiti earthquake victims featuring music by Marta Topferova, Gary Lucas and Lucia Pulido
Friday, January 29 at 7pm, Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, mezi 1st a 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10021
Friday, January 29 at 7pm
Bohemian National Hall
AT THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL
more to be added
Suggested donation $20.00
All proceeds will be contributed to
Czech beer and delicatessen at the bar by Zlata Praha Restaurant. Part of the proceeds from the bar will also go to the charity.
Marta Topferova’s new album illustrates why The London Times has called her “one of the most graceful interpreters of Latin American folk music". Recorded in
A daughter of Czech actors, Marta grew up around the theater, moving from city to city with her parents behind the iron curtain. At age eleven, she immigrated to the
During her adolescence in her new surroundings, Marta came to feel a great affinity with the Spanish language and a deep fondness for Latin music and culture, and became fluent in Spanish, her third language after Czech and English. Simultaneously, she found something essential: an anchor in music.
For eight years, between the ages of eight and fifteen, Marta performed and recorded a wide range of works by composers such as Brahms, Poulenc, Haydn, and Pergolesi with Pragueʼs Mládí choir and The Seattle Girls’ Choir. Subsequently, her calling directed her to a passionate study of Latin American song forms, taking voice, guitar and dance lessons, including a six-month stay in
Called by the BBC as “a leading light of the nueva canción movement of today”, Martaʼs elegant and profound voice has enchanted fans worldwide for over a decade.
For more information go to www.martatopferova.com
A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist with over 20 acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, GARY LUCAS is on the move in 2009. He was just cited as one of the "100 Greatest Living Guitarists" in Classic Rock magazine (
Gary Lucas tours the world relentlessly both solo and with several different ensembles, including his longtime band Gods and Monsters, whose ranks once included the late singer Jeff Buckley. Gary co-wrote two of Jeff Buckley's most famous hits, "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", which later became the title track and the opening track on Jeff's double platinum Sony album "Grace"—which MOJO magazine recently named the #1 Modern Classic Rock Album. Gary and Jeff's early collaborations can also be heard on the Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas album "Songs to No One", which charted internationally with worldwide sales approaching 100,000. Other notable Lucas releases include the soon-to-be reissued "The Edge of Heaven", an album of Gary Lucas' lush arrangements of classic 1930's Chinese pop songs, which was #1 on the World Music charts and received rave reviews around the world from Rolling Stone to the Hong Kong Music Weekly.
For more information go to www.garylucas.com
Lucia Pulido is Columbian singer with one of the richest voices on the international Latin American musical scene today. She has mined the musical traditions of her native
and other latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct, experimental style. Colombia
The New York Times says, “Ms. Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context”. The richness can be seen in her different ensembles and repertoires.
For more information go to www.luciapulido.com
Organized by the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in NY, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN, Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, and with kindly support of American Friends of the Czech Republic.
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM