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Charles Aznavour first time in the Czech Republic!

Charles Aznavour first time in the Czech Republic! Legendary French popular singer, singer, musician and actor Charles Aznavour is coming to the Czech Republic. Will perform on April 6 at the Prague Congress Centre a "farewell" - a valedictory - a program in which singing famous songs from his rich musical career.

In his 91 years, Charles Aznavour is one of the greatest living figures in world music, sings in eight languages, for his eighty-year career he composed more than 1,000 songs, recorded dozens of albums, which sold over 100 million copies. It is described as a "new romance Napoleon chanson, French Frank Sinatra, or a small man with sad eyes, which in French music brought nostalgia, melancholy and previously taboo subjects."

Charles Aznavour in the Czech Republic will perform for the first time, in the former Czechoslovakia performed only once in Bratislava in November 1978. In Prague, was to appear in 1969, but the concert in connection with the death of Jan Palach set aside.

Charles Aznavour was born in 1924 in Paris as Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian Armenian parents who fled their homeland before the genocide. At 9 years old he left school and became a child actor. During the German occupation of Paris he sang in cabarets, while his parents were hiding at home Armenians, Jews, Russians and communists.

After the war, he collaborated with Edith Piaf as the author of music and lyrics of her songs. In the '50s he gradually became independent and has been a success worldwide. This helped him and his huge language skills when a series of songs sung in several versions. His songs influenced many famous artists who are also recorded - from Elton John, over Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles to Celine Dion. One of his most famous songs, La Bohème, sings Czech Hana also Hegerová. He has also starred in over 60 films, the most known roles include those in the film François Truffaut's Shoot the pianist.

In a poll CNN Aznavour was named the greatest artist of the 20th century. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards (Golden Lion, César, the Legion of Honour, Hall of Fame). Aznavour is also actively report to their Armenian roots. "I reconciled with that thing called destiny. After all the evil that brought my people, to me, quite well preserved. But there was much to do to help those who are waiting for one more chance, "he said in his biography. Since 1995 he has been an ambassador for UNESCO of Armenia, and in 2009 became Armenian Ambassador to the United Nations in Switzerland.

Since 2006, he travels the world as part of farewell tour last year to duet with singer ZAZ and celebrated his 90th birthday last May on stage in Berlin. Since last year, for example, has performed in New York, Moscow, Montreal, London and Warsaw. This September, attended six concerts in Paris and most recently in November at the Royal Albert Hall.

La Bohème
Avec un Brin de nostalgia

Charles Aznavour (France)

April 6, 2016, 20:00, Prague Congress Centre
Ticket sales will begin on December 21


Source: tz



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