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Evening with Guerilla and Vladimír Drápal

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 14, 2020, 19:00 – 21:00

Guerilla Records is an independent music label based in Louny that for virtually 20 years has been working at the coalface of music and poetry rooted in the so-called underground. It traces the work, and frequently also the lives, of artists active in the here and now, showing that in every era and every system there are many artists whose workflows from their own convictions and internal tensions.

Guerilla is connected to dozens of bands and releases CDs by legends such as Aktuál, the Plastic People and DG 307, as well as the lesser known Bratři Karamazovi, Odvážní bobříci and Furt rovně. It also brings out the work of names such as Dáša Vokatá, Jaroslav Erik Frič, Vratislav Brabenec and Libor Krejcar.

Despite an abundance of activities – including holding literary readings, concerts and festivals – Guerilla maintains a clear personal dimension and remains the label of one man, Vladimír Drápal, known by the nickname “Lábus”.

Jáchym Topol will introduce the event and discuss Vladimír’s life, outlook, publishing activities and current political journey.

J. H. Krchovský will read his own classic and latest poems, accompanied by violinist Tomáš Schilla.


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