Pohoda festival

Part II

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   Death Grips. Probably this will be the most intense and powerful performance at Pohoda 2019. Their extremely vigorous mixture of experimental hip-hop, industrial noise electronics and punk rock earned recognition from music critics and fans around the world right with their first album. Many media write about them as one of the most interesting bands of this decade, while Pitchfork included their debut among the top ten albums of 2012.

   Millennials’ favourite guy, Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV – known as Mac DeMarco – will make Pohoda 2019 sway to his summer BBQ soundtrack and casual surf-rock. This 28-year-old Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist managed to release three albums and two LPs during half a decade, with Pitchfork labelling the first two albums "Best New Music" in their praising reviews. However, don’t let yourself be fooled with the lazy-dreamy records when it comes to your concert expectations. Mark Beaumont of The Guardian wrote the following about his concert at London's Brixton Academy: "After lulling the crowd with seamless sunny tunes, the Canadian pop eccentric breaks into a final act of stupendous abandon, magic tricks and yodelling."

   The British soul singer, Michael Kiwanuka, is also going to play at Pohoda 2019. The winner of the BBC's Sound, nominated twice for the Mercury Prize, recorded a remarkable award-winning Love & Hate album in 2016. It reached the top of the UK sales, while the media such as The Telegraph, Chicago Tribune and Mojo gave it the best possible rating. He is an artist who is compared to stars such as Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Van Morrison. Michael Kiwanuka will bring the best of the current British soul to Trencín.

    Pohoda 2019 will host the British soul singer Lianne La Havas. Lianne won the iTunes Album of the Year Award and was nominated to Mercury Prize for her debut Is Your Love Big Enough?. In addition, she has had nominations for the MOBO Awards, as well as nominations for the BBC Sound of Brit Awards, and Grammy Awards. Strumming guitar and an excellent voice with a unique colour were what immediately appealed about this exquisite singer to celebrities such as Prince, Alicia Keys, and Justine Vernon (Bon Iver). During the tour with Bon Iver, the American media called her the most remarkable voice since Adele. The concert of Lianne La Havas of the NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert is one of the five most watched in the history of this popular series (and Adele follows in the chart).

    The legend of the Caribbean music and the queen of the Calypso genre – Calypso Rose, will also play at Pohoda 2019. Her first album was Cooperation (1964), which earned her victory in the Calypso King contest as the first woman in history. In the 1970s the award was even renamed to Calypso Monarch in her honour. At that time she also performed with Bob Marley & the Wailers. Over the course of five decades she has released up to 800 songs and 22 albums. Two years ago she recorded another great album, Far from Home, together with Manu Chao and Ivan Duran, for which she won the WOMEX Artist of the Year and the World Music Album of the Year awards at the "French Grammy" Victoires de la musique. In 2016 she released a compilation Calypso Rose, Queen of Calypso for 40 years! This year, she released the album So Calypso!, which features her most important songs, hits like Rom&Coca Cola, I Say A Little Prayer and other cover versions of artists that influenced her, such as Nat King Cole, The Melodians and Angélique Kidjo. The world-music.cz portal wrote the following about the album: “Together with the producers she put a great deal of modern vocal vitality to her older songs and cover hits, which is almost inappropriate for her age and stings like a bee.”

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