Miro Žbirka’s online concert for London will take place in Prague today


Updates: 27.02.2021 00:20

Prague – An online concert called Miro Žbirka for London will take place today in the Lucerna Music Bar club in Prague. Along with British fans, it can also be watched free of charge by domestic ones via social networks. On the same evening, the author of songs such as Biely kvet, Atlantida, Cho bolí to prebolí or Leň s jej sú will have a short performance at the concert Národ sebe – kultura tebě, which will take place at the National Theater in Prague in support of Czech culture. Žbirka will perform in a duo with pianist Ráchel Skleničková.

The Slovak singer and composer living in the Czech Republic has a special relationship with Great Britain and London. He is the son of Slovak Šimon Žbirka from Trnava Hora and Englishwoman Ruth Gale from London, who met in 1943 in the North London district of Muswell Hill. He released his last album three years ago under the name Double Album. The recording was made in the legendary London Abbey Road, in Studio 3, in collaboration with producer Rob Cass and stellar British musicians.

This year, Žbirka also plans to record songs from the new author’s album, which should go on sale in 2022. At the same time, in a limited vinyl edition, he will re-release the 20-year-old Blue Album with special bonuses. It will be complemented by videos directed by Šimon Šafránek, whose filmography includes a documentary portrait of the artist Meka. Last year, director Šafránek made a cut documentary film Mecca showing Žbirka’s journey from Bratislava clubs to Prague’s O2 arena. The film, which was based on the book Close Up by the author of the screenplay by music publicist Honza Vedral, uses contemporary footage and extensive archival material.

During the autumn, Žbirka will return to television screens with the third series of the music talk show Doupě, which will be broadcast by the ČT art station. In previous episodes, David Koller, Václav Neckář or Michal Pavlíček appeared as guests.

The 68-year-old composer and singer became the first Slovak Golden Nightingale in 1982, and after Waldemar Matušek he was the second to beat Karel Gott.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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