Oct 2, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CZECH STREET FESTIVAL
Come celebrate Czech Independence Day! Enjoy live music, Czech food, dance groups, children’s performances, souvenirs and much more! Fun for adults and kids!!!
CZECH STREET FESTIVAL
12th Annual Street Festival
October 2, 2010 , 12pm-7pm, Free
Saturday, October 2, 12-7pm
Live music from the
Uz jsme doma
Harmcore Jazz Band
...and much more...
FREE RAFFLE: WIN A TRIP TO
12:00 Children from
12:40 HARMCORE JAZZBAND
3:00 ZUBY NEHTY
4:15 UZ JSME DOMA
5:30 NOVEMBER 2nd
2:00-2:20 VIT HOREJS - Marionettes
2:30-3:30 LENKA PICHLIKOVA
(Program is subject to change)
More info about participants:
Uz jsme doma, (pronounced oosh-smeh-dough-ma), is a progressive rock band from
The band has, to date, released six proper studio albums, two live albums, a best-of package and a DVD containing live footage and a documentary about the history of the band, which discusses its artistic significance and chronicals its dozens of lineup changes in its 22+ year career. In addition to traditional band functions such as recording albums and touring, UJD have taken on a wide array of ambitious projects, including work with theater, fiilm and art. They collaborated very closely to the world famous band The Residents on their Freak show and felt in friendship with them and many other great musicians all over the world (Tom Cora, Amy Denio, Jello Biafra, David Thomas etc).
Band tours frequently whole the world, from first foreign show in
The band´s approach to arrangements is unique in the world of rock. They bring the instruments and vocals in different directions within the same scales and keys to create a dense melodic atmosphere. In addition, their rhythms often accent off-beats and half-beats, throwing the listener in unexpected directions. The music seems to be an exhausting juxtaposition between beauty and ugliness, as songs will frequently shift between modes to create tumultuous, powerful hooks (a good example of this is the song "
Wanek´s lyrics have earned him a reputation as a respected Czech poet. His lyrics have been described his writing as "an axe for the frozen sea inside us," a line taken from fellow countryman and influence Franz Kafka. All lyrics are translated to English and to Polish language, too.
Artist Martin Velisek, the non-playing UJD member, has been published in several volumes and enjoyed popularity outside of his work with UJD as well. His unique, absurd cartoon style, replete with alarming flourishes of realism, gruesomeness and beauty, gives UJD records their distinct look.
Zuby nehty (pronounced zoo-bi nech-ti, ch as in loch) is an all-female underground rock group from the
In 1987 they changed again to Zuby nehty (Tooth and Nail). Pavla Jonssonová and Marka Míková started the band with poet Nada Bilincová. Tomas Mika and Michal Pokorny joined on saxophones and Jan Lorenc on drums. This formation performed at Slunecnice and Lucerna. Mira Wanek of Už jsme doma proposed in 1991 to produce Dybbuk songs for Punc, and the original set-up (Marka Mikova, Katerina Jircikova, Pavla Slaba (Jonssonová), Hana Repova, and Eva Trnkova) decided to continue with new repertoire. The band toured Europe, especially
In 2000 Zuby nehty stopped rehearsing and met occasionally for recording soundtracks for Míkovás theatrical productions. In 2003 Indies Records released a double CD Best of/ Rarities. The group played at special occasions, e.g. the release of digitalized film Hudba Praha 85 at Archa Theatre, various benefits and festivals like Mikulov and Unijazz events. In 2010 decision was made to start rehearsing and playing concerts. Romek Hanzliks agency AMP signed the band to regular concerts. The band will undertake a
They have connections with the progressive rock group Už jsme doma: saxophonist Alice Flesarová was once a member of UJD, and UJDs leader Miroslav Wanek produced some of their albums. Pavla Jonssonová has taught and researched gender studies since 1993. Drummer Jana Modráčková went on to play trumpet for Traband and drums for Klec.
Concert of Uz jsme doma and Zuby nehty bands is supported by the CITY OF
Driven by a dynamic female lead vocal, November 2nd have established themselves as one of the Czech Republics newest talents. Not only have they captured such prizes as the Jim Beam Music best new talent award; they have also caught the attention of the Czech and European press.
Their debut album called Midnight Desert (EMI) was released in 2002. That year, the band was nominated for the annual Czech Grammy awarded by the
November 2nds second release, Little Miss Behavin and the Troublemakers (EMI/Escape) was influenced by their stay in
In its first week of release, Little Miss Behavin and the Troublemakers, immediately entered the Czech Top 40 and received rave reviews. Ócko, the 24 hour Czech music station, has nominated November 2nd in two of their yearly categories – group of the year and singer of the year.
The orchestra was formed at a seminar on the evolution of jazz when the teacher (who by coincidence happened to be me) wanted to lighten the preparations for the subject in question and, after making inquiries into who played what instrument, suggested to the participants that “we could play something together” without realising what he was letting himself in for and that afterwards he would then spend the vast majority of his autumn, winter and spring at his computer arranging, adjusting and cursing this fatal idea. “Afterwards” means after we all unexpectedly began to enjoy ourselves.
The bands somewhat peculiar origin is also reflected in its line-up which can be best described as “well take whoever wants to join”. For example, having two double-basses is entirely unusual. But the famous Milan Svoboda Prague Big Band which the amateur leader of our orchestra (who by coincidence happens to be me) was lucky enough to be present at the start of, had three and they did alright!
All the orchestras ex¬cellent musicians and wonderful singers are students at the
The orchestras re¬pertoire draws from famous Czech and worldwide hits of the swing era with occasional detours into earlier and later periods. Despite the original pure amateurism of its members (all the performers are students or recent graduates of the grammar school) the orchestra is capable of performances comparable to far more ambitious ensembles and their enthusiasm makes them very popular with audiences. The fact that a number of the orchestras members also perform with other musical groups and some of them also want to take up music professionally shows the quality of our musicians. The orchestra has performed several times with success at musical festivals of various kinds but it can play just as well for dances and is also used on various official occasions.
Concert of the Harmcore Jazz Band is organized in cooperation with
Lenka Pichlikova - performance at the KIDS TENT
Lenka Pichlíková is an actress (New York Actors Equity Association), director, author, and teacher with three decades of international experience in film, television, and stage productions. Educated in dramatic arts (MFA) at
Vit Horejs - performance at the KIDS TENT
For fifty years, a troupe of antique marionettes was confined to a dusty closet at
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
Oct 2, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM