Three Prague metro stations will be filled with music all day

Almost three dozen bands ranging from swing to progressive metal will help to make the daily commuter experience more pleasant. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 26.04.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 26.04.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Commuters on the Prague metro today can listen to free concerts at Náměstí Republiky, Muzeum, and Můstek stations from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) promises 34 bands in 17 genres. “Come to listen and make your day more pleasant,” DPP said on Twitter.

The Nalaďte se v metru (Tune in on the Metro) is an annual event that usually takes place at the end of April, organized in cooperation with the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory (KJJ). The school, based in Prague 4, offers several secondary education programs in jazz, pop, rock, and other forms of 20th and 21st-century music. The school has a motto of "Play to Live."

Jazz and fusion are the most represented genres. Some of the groups have playful names like Pikantní klobásky (Spicy Sausages), The Shoop Shoop Q, Deaf Platypus, and the slightly concerning Locked in the Basement, which will play alternative jazz.

Modern jazz can be expected from Big Band VOŠ, a student group led by composer Milan Svoboda. They will be at Náměstí Republiky at 7 p.m. For fans of more traditional swing, Big Band KJJ will try their hands at some classics at Náměstí Republiky at 5 p.m. In between these two big bands, you can hear the funk/soul/jazz band Monday Paradise.

More funk will come from Holky v Lihu (Girls in Spirits), an all-female group that has been studying under musician Jan Linhart since 2020. They are at Náměstí Republiky at 11 a.m. For some genre-bending neo-acid-jazz-hardfunk, go to Muzeum at 2 p.m. to hear the seven-member group Fearless Frajers.

Pop music can be heard from Peaches Shoecase, a quintet that sings mostly original songs in Czech. They will be at Muzeum at 5 p.m. The all-male ensemble DayDreams plays original pop songs at Muzeum at 7 p.m. Some classics of pop, jazz, and rock will be covered by Boilband at Muzeum at 1 p.m.

There is even some heavy metal in the offerings. JR Band will play guitar in the style of Swedish guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen. Hear them at Náměstí Republiky at 8 p.m.

A complete schedule can be found on the DPP website and in a downloadable leaflet.

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