This edition of Sunday Music Show is dedicated to the songs of the legendary protest singer Karel Kryl, interpreted by some of the best known Czech musicians, such as Markéta Irglová, Aneta Langerová or Tomáš Klus. The album Karel Kryl 70 is a live recording of a concert which took place in Prague’s Lucerna Music Hall this April to mark two important anniversaries related to the legendary protest singer - 70 years since his birth and 20 years since his death.
The ninth annual Hrady.cz music festival, which travels to eight mediaeval Bohemian and Moravian castles, kicks off on Friday at the Točník castle in central Bohemia. This year the festival’s line-up includes the band Kryštof, the signer-songwriter Tomáš Klus, Aneta Langerová, Pipes and Pints, and others. The festival concludes at the Moravian castle Bouzov at the end of August.
Twenty-six-year-old Tomáš Klus was voted singer of the year in the men’s category of the Český slavík (Czech Nightingale) awards ousting pop idol Karel Gott who had 13 awards in succession to his name. The 73-year-old singer who has dominated the awards since they were established in 1962 winning 37 nightingales altogether, got a standing ovation from the audience and joked that his fans must be having problems voting over the internet. Lucie Bilá picked up the award for best female singer and was also voted overall winner. Kabát picked up the award for best band for the seventh time in succession. The winners are elected by the public.
Our guest on this week’s Sunday Music show is singer and songwriter Tomáš Klus winner of the Singer of the year and Album of the year at the 2011 Andel Awards. Tomáš Klus has best captured the present mood of the Czech nation. In his 2011 hit song "Pánu bohu do oken" he sings about the rotten world of Czech politics asking God what Czechs have done to deserve this.