22 Jan 2014 19:00
Lenka Dusilova: solo concert at The Garage
A unique chance to see the Czech award-winning singer and songwriter Lenka Dusilova at a solo concert at the Garage music club in Islington. Starting her career at an early age, Lenka has long been considered one of the most talented and interesting personas on the Czech music scene. She is known for her solo career as well as recordings with numerous Czech bands and her songs regularly appear on the Czech charts. Lenka Dusilova will also perform live as a musical accompaniment of the dance production One Step Before the Fall by Spitfire Company. Part of London Mime Festival, 23-26 January 2014.
Tickets: £8 in advance
Lenka Dusilova will also perform live as a musical accompaniment of the dance production One Step Before the Fall by Spitfire Company. Part of London Mime Festival, 23-26 January 2014. See more here
ABOUT LENKA DUSILOVA
Lenka Dusilova, a five time Angel Award winner, doesn’t like to sit still or repeat herself. An extraordinary phenomenon of the Czech music scene, she has evolved from the position of rock and pop star to a level of personal development, freely drawing from a range of musical styles and personal experiences.
She was born December 28, 1975 and by the age of 16 was fronting the Czech rock band Slunicko. She also later cooperated with the popular band Lucie and its sister band Pusa.
Early in her solo career she was awarded the title ‘Singer of the Year’ by the Academy of popular music’s annual Angel Awards. This honour was followed by a series of successful albums and cooperation with the band Cechomor. Her third solo album Between Worlds, recorded in San Francisco with renowned American musicians and produced by Ben Yonas, earned several Angel Awards in 2005.
Connections with leading personalities of the emerging Czech jazz community (Vertigo Quintet) or a serendipitous encounter with the musical personality, pianist Beata Hlavenkova (Clarinet Factory) led to the esteemed and remarkably eclectic album Eternal Seekers for which Lenka received her fourth Angel Award from the Academy of popular music as ‘Singer of the Year’ in 2008.
Her fourth solo album, ‘Baromantika’, recorded with Beata
Hlavenkova + Tin Soldiers, yielded a unique musical landscape oscillating
between seething and frigid acoustic-electronic environments. Baromantika
earned Lenka her 5th Award as Singer of the Year’ in 2011 and is currently nominated for best music by the new Apollo
This event is organised as part of the YEAR OF CZECH MUSIC 2014 programme
2014 is a remarkable year for Czech music, with over sixty prominent
Czech composers, performers and musical organizations celebrating anniversaries
– from Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů and
Josef Suk to Rafael Kubelík and Milada Šubrtová to the Prague Symphony
Orchestra and the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.
Years ending with the number 4 have been traditionally recognised as years of music since 1924.
The Year of Czech Music 2014 programme has been initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry for Regional Development with the objective to support projects promoting Czech music in the Czech Republic and abroad.
7 PM; The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N51RD London; http://mamacolive.com/thegarage/
22 Jan 2014 19:00
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event