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Swingin’ to Freedom

concert 11 April, 2019 - 7:00 PM

[Bohemian National Hall]

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution of 1989, swing singer Katerina Steinerova has been invited to present her program "Swingin' to Freedom." She will be accompanied by jazz pianist Jiri Ruzicka. Katerina Steinerova, musical theater actress, singer, choreiographer, and swing and tap teacher, recorded in 2015 her debut album "I Love Peggy Lee." Upon its release, the singer stated: "I Love Peggy Lee is a collection of my favorite songs by extraordinary American singer Peggy Lee. I recorded the album in an old-fashioned and unique way using analog technologoy, and I was accompanied by fabulous musicians. 


The concert is a part of this year's celebration of 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic. In 2019, we remember the Velvet Revolution of 1989 which ended four decades of the communist oppresion. It is fitting that we will host swing singer Katerina Steinerova. Swing music has been linked with Czech history for decades. During World War II, swing reflected people's longing for freedom. This feeling prevailed even during the era of the communist oppression as swing symbolized the free West. Nowadays, swing clubs are more popular than ever all over Europe.



Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 4th Floor Ballroom

New York, NY 10021

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. RSVP online at eventbrite.

This event is organized by Czech Center New York, in collaboration with BBLA and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York.

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General