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Jun 21, 2014

Make Music New York 2014

Music festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City on the first day of summer, including a concert by experimental Czech duo DVA.

Make Music New York

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

The acoustic-electric sibling duo Dva was founded in the spring of 2006 near Třebechovice pod Orebem Nativity. Now they operate in Pardubice and Hradec Králové. They characterize themselves as Pop of non-existent radios. This spirit is also mirrored in their third album HU. During their four years of existence they performed more than 250 concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad (Réunion, Slovakia, Russia, France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Austria, Poland, Hungary…). They accompany live the theater performances of dance group VerTeDance – Emigrantes, silent movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary (in 2008 under film festival Project 100) and short movies by Georges Méliés. They also cooperated with Teater DNO, Theater Husa na Provázku and Theater Dejvice. Currently the duo works on music for documentary films by V. Klusák: Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic/All for the Good of the World and Nošovice and M. Ryšavý’s documentary Medvědí ostrovy/Bear Islands. In 2007 the duo founded their own “kitchen” (DIY) label called HomeTable where they publish local albums (Kollektt8). 

Bára Kratochvílová – vocals, clarinet and bass clarinet, saxophone, melodics, wind “midicontroler” and other toys.
Jan Kratochvíl – guitar, banjo, looping, kitchen beatbox and vocals.
Photo: Jakub Ruzicka 

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Jun 21, 2014


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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