Saturday, 10/26/2024
at 8:00 PM



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An evening with the new band of Kafka Band frontman Jaromír 99 and their singer Jaroslav Rudiš

With his LETNÍ KAPELA, the well-known Czech musician and artist JAROMÍR 99 seamlessly continued his successful time in bands like Priessnitz, Umakart, and Kafka Band (with whom he still performs) in 2019. His new band quickly found their own sound, which was well received by the audience, not least due to Jaromír's charisma.
Initially, LETNÍ KAPELA focused on reinterpretations of Jaromír's earlier works, but during the Covid pandemic, they began writing their own songs. In early 2022, Jaromír's most personal work was released with the debut album, which garnered great success with both listeners and critics. For example, the website iDnes wrote, "Jaromír 99, together with LETNÍ KAPELA, has produced one of the strongest Czech albums of the year. Strong melodies, full and clear sound," and frontman.cz called it "an exceptionally strong album".
LETNÍ KAPELA quickly established themselves live on Czech club and festival stages. The audience particularly appreciates the band's independent, straightforward sound and the atmosphere of the songs, which often revolve around life and the nature of the Jeseníky/Rychlebské Mountains, to which the musicians are closely connected.

In the KAFKA BAND, JAROMÍR 99 performs with his long-time friend JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, who are the band's frontmen and singers.
And also, Jaroslav Rudiš will be present at tonight's concert. He will read excerpts from his latest book "Zug um Zug durch Europa. Von Nachtzügen, Speisewagen und den schönsten Bahnhöfen."
Rudiš is a passionate train traveler. His love for trains, stations, and tracks was instilled in him in his Bohemian homeland from an early age. His grandfather was a switchman, his uncle a dispatcher, and his cousin a train driver. It was clear that the boy would also work in railways. However, his glasses shattered his dream of becoming a train driver. Today, Jaroslav Rudiš is one of the most well-known Czech writers. He writes novels, screenplays, and plays in his native Czech language and in German. Together with JAROMÍR 99, who is not only a musician but also a comic artist and painter, JAROSLAV RUDIS published the graphic novel "Alois Nebel" with the Dresden publisher Voland & Quist in 2012. Rudiš became particularly famous in Germany through his first novel written in German, "Winterbergs letzte Reise," from 2019.
Perhaps he will even get us in the mood for the Advent season in October with excerpts from his marvelous story "Weihnachten in Prag," and perhaps JAROSLAV RUDIŠ and JAROMÍR 99 will also perform some songs together with LETNÍ KAPELA.
We can look forward to it.

In cooperation with the 26th Czech-German Culture Days

Doors open at 7:00 PM

Event data provided by: Reservix