Branford Marsalis, Oneohtrix Pont Never, Nubya Garcia and more at this year's Prague Sounds!


Some of the biggest names in international music, from jazz, electronica, contemporary vocal music, alternative hip-hop, and world music, many making their Czech debuts. Plus unique one-off festival projects. All this awaits us at the 28th edition of the Prague Sounds festival, which this year runs from November 3rd to 20th in a range of venues across Prague.

Branford Marsalis, one of the greatest saxophonists of the last forty years and a three-time Grammy winner, comes to the festival with his virtuoso quartet. Oneohtrix Point Never, an icon of the experimental electronica scene, brings his audio-visual wizardry to the festival. You can also look forward to concerts by Nubya Garcia, one of the most distinctive artists on the London new jazz scene, and a solo recital by Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan, whose unique mix of Armenian folk and jazz modes has made him a worldwide star.  The best in American alternative rap is represented by Moor Mother, billy woods, and McKinley Dixon, and the wildly inventive South African cellist Abel Selaocoe comes to Prague with acclaimed British contemporary music ensemble Manchester Collective. Groundbreaking American vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform the Czech premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composition  Partita for 8 Voices, written by composer and Prague Sounds favourite Caroline Shaw.

The festival this year also presents two new and original domestic projects. David Koller and Richard Muller come together at Rudolfinum to pay tribute to the legendary songwriter Karel Kryl. And there's the first in a series of specially curated concerts showcasing exceptional young Czech and Slovak artists - the curator this year is Katarzia, who has chosen the Slovak duo Lash & Grey and Czech singer-songwriters Nika and Johanela for this special event.