It Wasn't All Velvet...Pavel Zajíček Crosses The Line

“In the dark times will there also be singing?” – Bertolt Brecht, 1939

Czech poet, lyricist, musician, immigrant, refugee, examinee of the State's Secret Police, enemy person, artist Pavel Zajíček died in Prague on March 5, 2024. He was 72. Zajíček was a seminal influence in the Prague Underground, which stood in crazy, colorful opposition to Soviet rule. Critic Ingrid Marie Jensen provides some historical background concerning the world Zajíček grew up in – and the world he helped change:

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