Jaromir Nohavica in London

Fri 29 Apr 2022 - 7:00pm

This show is the rescheduled date for the cancelled performance on 24 April 2020. Tickets purchased for the original date will be accepted. If you cannot make the new date, a refund will be available from point of purchase. Please contact us if you require a refund by email to [email protected]


Jarek Nohavica is clearly the most popular and most listened-to Czech singer-songwriter.

His concerts are often a unique experience for his listeners, as he definitely ranks among those performers who create, while on stage, a kind of gripping mystery. With great expertise, he remains poised between folk music and folklore, truly occupying the role of the bard of his region. Strikingly, he remains different from the generation of Czech folk singers from the 1960s, in that his stylistic orientation tends to look eastwards: using elements of Slavic melody, taking subject matter from a Slavic setting and inspiration from Russian Romantic literature.

Nohavica’s greatest advantage is his rich vocabulary, his ear for the melodic qualities of sung Czech, and for the unique stratifications of linguistic typologies from the most literary diction through slang to vulgarisms. In his verbal expression, what immediately strikes the listener is its force, transparency, strength of rhymes, trenchant aphorisms, yearning for romanticism, simplicity and self-evidence.