18th European Cultural Festival: Czech jazzman Emil Viklicky in Algiers

18th European Cultural Festival: Czech jazzman Emil Viklicky in Algiers

The Czech composer Emil Vikclicky, one of his country’s best-known jazz pianists, performed, on Friday,  in Algiers at the 18th European Cultural Festival, held  in Algeria, his best compositions, APS reported.


Accompanied by a trio of saxophonists, drummers and double bass players, the pianist has gratified the public with a palette of jazz pieces and compositions inspired by the folklore of Moravia, a region of central Europe, now part of the Czech Republic.

The composer who performed in the Ibn-Zeydoun Hall before an audience “not very enthusiastic” for jazz, however, has performed several of his plays inspired by Moravian folklore including “Adventure in black and Mellow”, “Aspen Leaf” and ” After dark “.

Considered one of the best contemporary pianists, Emil Viklicky has joined  big names in jazz through concerts he has performed in several countries including Germany, the United States and Algeria where he performs for the first time.

Film screenings, exhibitions, writing and design workshops, music concerts and much more are on the agenda of the 18th European Cultural Festival in Algeria, which continues until 24 May in Algiers and Béjaïa.

Around 20 European Union (EU) member countries, including Italy, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Greece and Austria, are participating in this annual event organized by the EU Delegation since 2000.













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