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Vladimír Hanzel’s Listening Disco

Added: February 1, 2018

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Vladimír Hanzel was for 14 years secretary to Václav Havel, both as a dissident and as president, and is also an expert on music. He was responsible for official and unofficial contact with musicians. He organised a musical evening with Bill Clinton at Reduta jazz club (1994), was co-organiser of the first ever mega-concert in this country, an appearance by the Rolling Stones at Strahov stadium (1990), and helped set up and took part in Havel’s personal meetings with the Velvet Underground, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, Sinéad O’Connor, Sting, Lou Reed and many, many more.

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