Gothart

Gothart were formed in 1993. At first, they only interpreted medieval music (“Por nos de dulta”, “ Stella splendens”) but, in the fall of 1998, their concert programs begin to almost exclusively consist of world music. Gothart play their own versions of Balkan folk songs and dances, resulting in the group’s first “non-medieval" record, “Adio querida”, their third album over all. At that time, Gothart appear at many festivals at home and particularly abroad.

Gothart

February 2000 sees their first appearance in the “Noc s Andělem” television show and in December of the same year they also perform in the New Year's Eve television program ”Ponorka”. In 2001, the album “Cabareta” comes out and fully expresses what “Adio querida” contained in a germinal form – an originality of style and approach to traditional songs of the Balkans. This gives rise to a new musical category, which Gothart name “Rakija’n’roll”. The same words are used as the title of their fifth and so far last album, released in 2003. In October 2003, Gothart once again feature in “Noc s Andělem”, presenting their new CD along with a music video for the instrumental piece “Blachinja” (directed by David Čálek).

Gothart

At the beginning of 2005, the band create a special stage version of their last record, under the title “Rakija’n’roll Show”, which includes a video projection combining live shots of the performance with other visual elements, such as photographs by Karel Tůma from the series “Mezisvěty” (1st Prize in Czech Press Photo 2002), special drawn animations, etc. The biggest difference compared to Gothart’s usual concert sound is the use of a brass section, arranged for them by Petr Ostrouchov (composer of film scores for Želary and other movies; the band Sto zvířat). The multimedia Rakija’n’roll Show, which involved more than 50 people, could be seen at most major festivals in both Bohemia and Moravia in 2005.

During their thirteen-year existence, Gothart have played at over 700 concerts, festivals and charity events, including performances in France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, etc.

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