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CONCERT: Jaromír 99

CONCERT: Jaromír 99

October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM

On October 30, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will wrap up the festival with an evening of comics and live music, featuring Jaromír 99. Dress in Kafka style (1920s or something a little absurd) and unwind with the tunes of Jaromír 99. The celebrations begin at 6 pm with a lecture on Kafka and Comics, followed by the concert of the band Jaromír 99 beginning at 7 pm. Please RSVP accordingly. Admission is free.

LECTURE: Kafka and Comics - October 30, 6 pm
Czech illustrator and musician Jaromír Švejdík, popularly known as Jaromír 99, will give a lecture on Kafka and comics at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. In 2012, Jaromír accepted an offer from the British publishing company SelfMadeHero, to make Franz Kafka’s novel The Castle into a comic. Publishersweekly.com described the work as a “powerful interpretation of Kafka’s timeless themes.” For this adaptation, he and co-creator David Zane Mairowitz received a nomination from San Diego’s Will Eisner Awards 2014, for Best Adaptation from Another Medium. Savor an evening with the talented artist as he brings Kafka's work to life. The lecture will be in Czech translated into English. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-kafka-and-comics-by-jaromir-99-tickets-13485444327  

CONCERT: Jaromír 99 - October 30, 7 pm
The Embassy of the Czech Republic wraps up the festival featuring the three-member Czech band Jaromír 99. Dress in Kafka style (1920s or something a little absurd) and unwind at the Czech Embassy with the tunes of Jaromír 99. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-jaromir-99-tickets-13413146081

Location:
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

EVENT DETAILS:
Location:Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Admission is free.

Light refreshments will be provided.

About Jaromír 99                                                                        Jaromír Švejdík, also known as Jaromír 99, is a Czech singer, composer, guitarist and cartoonist who was born in 1963 in Jeseník, small town in Silesia.

In the 80s, he founded a punk band called “Chlapi z Práce“. Ever since 1989 he has been singing and writing lyrics for Priessnitz, a rock band that evolved from “Chapi z Práce”. In 2004 he became one of the founders of alternative rock band called Umakart consisting of experienced Czech musicians.

In 2012, Jaromír accepted an offer from the British publishing company SelfMadeHero, to make Franz Kafka’s novel The Castle into a comic. Publishersweekly.com described the work as a “powerful interpretation of Kafka’s timeless themes.” For this adaptation, he and co-creator David Zane Mairowitz received a nomination from San Diego’s Will Eisner Awards 2014, for Best Adaptation from Another Medium. 

About The Castle 
The main character of this book, known as K., struggles to break through unreasonable bureaucracy of the Castle and its village. He is looking for acceptance that he may never find. Kafka was writing this final novel in 1922, when his tuberculosis was already in an advanced state. For that reason he never finished the novel. However, he suggested it would end with K. dying of exhaustion and the Castle notifying him he had finally been accepted.  The Castle is considered to be the best, yet unfinished, novel Kafka has ever written.


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