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Sad news from the Czech Republic: A long-time member of the band Čechomor has died – TVNOVINY.sk

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25. 08. 2021 13:53 | PRAGUE / markiza.sk

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Filip Spálený, Radek Pobořil, Michal Gera at the Jazzinec Festival (February 8, 2018 in Trutnov)
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Radek Pobořil, a long-time member of the Čechomor group, died on Tuesday after a serious illness at the age of 75. He played accordion, wind instruments and tin wind instruments with a mouthpiece. In addition to Čechomor, he also recorded and performed with Czech folk artist Jaromír Nohavic. The information was brought on Wednesday by a news portal iDNES.cz.

“We are very sorry, but we would like to inform you with great sadness that our friend and teammate died today after a serious illness. Sincere condolences, “Čechomor wrote on Facebook on Tuesday evening.

Radek Pobořil was born in 1946 in the town of Frýdek-Místek in the present-day Moravian-Silesian Region. He studied trumpet and accordion at the Ostrava Conservatory. From the age of 15 he was a member of the National Theater Drama Orchestra. He has played with Čechomor as a guest member since 1988, and became a permanent member in 1990.

He also collaborated with the songwriter Jaromír Nohavic, participated in the recording of his album Babylon and then played several concerts with him. He arranged music for big bands, played jazz clubs and taught trumpet players jazz improvisation at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague.

The Čechomor group processes folk songs in an original way and has been active on the music scene for over 30 years. It was originally called the first Czech-Moravian independent music company and was founded in 1988 in the town of Svitavy. Its members first played “hawker” songs on the markets. Later, their music was more rock, but the folklore base remained in it, writes iDNES.cz. Kramářská song is a Czech term for a story or experience interpreted in the form of singing combined with storytelling.

She released her first album Dověcnosti in 1991. The turning point for the band under the direction of František Černý and Karel Holas was 2001, when she won three Czech music awards Anděl – as the band of the year, for the album Proměny and for the song of the same name. In 2002, the members of Čechomor together with Karel Plíhal, Jaromír Nohavic and the English musician Jaz Coleman played the director and screenwriter Petr Zelenka in the mystification documentary The Year of the Devil.

So far, the last album was released by Čechomor last autumn and is called Joy of Life, according to one of the collections of the Czech poet František Gellner.

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