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Nov 6, 2009 12:00 AM - Nov 7, 2009 12:00 AM

Rebel Waltz: Underground Music From Behind the Iron Curtain

A weekend-long festival featuring Psi Vojaci Czech Republic), Pankrti(Slovenia) Timpuri Noi (Romania)playing on November 6th from 7 pm, and Kontroll Csoport (Hungary), Dezerter (Poland) and Bez Ladu a Skladu (Slovak Republic) playing on November 7th from 11 pm.

 

Rebel Waltz: Underground Music From Behind the Iron Curtain
November 6 and 7

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10013

 

A weekend-long festival featuring Psi Vojaci Czech Republic), Pankrti(Slovenia) Timpuri Noi (Romania)playing on November 6th from 7 pm, and Kontroll Csoport (Hungary), Dezerter (Poland) and Bez Ladu a Skladu (Slovak Republic) playing on November 7th from 11 pm.

 

A powerful and historic event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. All bands will be making their U.S. premieres.

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

 

Held on the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, Rebel Waltz: Underground Music From Behind the Iron Curtain is a weekend-long music festival featuring Eastern European bands active in the underground music scene behind the Iron Curtain. Forced to play in illegal venues before 1989 and unable to travel, these bands faced oppression and censorship to make their voices heard.

November 6, Friday, from 7PM
Psi Vojaci (Czech Republic)
Bez ladu a skladu (Slovak Republic)
Timpuri Noi (Romania)

November 7, Saturday, from 11PM
Kontroll Csoport (Hungary)
Dezerter (Poland)
Pankrti (Slovenia)

During the 1980s, the music of these bands served as a form of political rebellion, carrying coded messages against oppressive regimes. Twenty years later, the same music is a celebration of a successful movement for change.

All of the Rebel Waltz bands will be making their U.S. premieres for this festival. A historic event you don’t want to miss!
NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.



Admission: $15
Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/85350



Psí vojáci:

Sophisticated and jazzy avant-garde rock with strong punk influences, lead by innovative piano compositions."

Hailing from Prague, Czech Republic, Psí Vojáci was created three decades ago by singer, songwriter and lyricist Filip Topol. Their first performance in 1979 was at the legendary festival Prague Jazz Days, when the band members were hardly over the age of 13. They were immediately registered by Czechoslovakian secret police. The band was prohibited from performing officially, so it appeared only at private underground events. After the democratic changes in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Psí vojáci became a favorite band of local Prague festivals and club scene. Over the years, the band's style as well as the line-up has changed. Since the mid-1980s the band has performed under the name P.V.O. (Psí vojáci osobně) and Prague Juniorklub Na Chmelnici (today Palác Akropolis) became their home venue. They have performed internationally in Hungary, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the U.S.A. Psí vojáci has also made appearances at foreign festivals such as Eurorock in Belgium (with Jesus And Mary Chain) and Belfort in France (with Carlos Santana). Their songs have been used in several movies (e.g. 'Žiletky' directed by Zdeněk Tyc with Filip Topol appearing in the role of the main character), and scored various works of theater. Psí vojáci's music has its roots in underground and punk, as well as the romantic composers of the late 19th century. Psí vojáci recently celebrated their 20-year anniversary with a sold-out concert at the prestigious Lucerna Grand Hall in Prague.

www.psivojaci.cz  



Presented by The Hungarian Cultural Center in collaboration with the Czech Center New York, Polish Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Rebel Waltz also serves as the opening event for Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe (November 6, 2009 - March 31, 2010), a five-month long festival including the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ performing arts exhibition Revolutionary Voices: Performing Arts in Central & Eastern Europe in the 1980s (November 18, 2009 - March 20, 2010

More info:

www.performingrevolution.org

 

 

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Nov 6, 2009 12:00 AM
To: Nov 7, 2009 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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