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The band Vidiek tours America

THE SLOVAK rock band Vidiek (meaning "countryside"), whose catchy songs illustrate Slovak village life with irony, flew to the US to launch its new CD. Entitled Nové časy (A New Time) and issued after a six-year break, the band's fifth album is a mix of various genres and modern musical elements.

THE SLOVAK rock band Vidiek (meaning "countryside"), whose catchy songs illustrate Slovak village life with irony, flew to the US to launch its new CD. Entitled Nové časy (A New Time) and issued after a six-year break, the band's fifth album is a mix of various genres and modern musical elements.

"November 19 we fly on the American tour. There are concerts in New York, Chicago, Washington, and Connecticut waiting for us. We don't have big illusions about Americans being curious about a band from the [former] eastern bloc. However, when we played in London two months ago, the atmosphere there was maybe better than at [the Slovak music festival] Pohoda," Vidiek's front man, Ján Kuric told the daily SME before hitting the tour.

The concerts in New York and Connecticut are scheduled to take place on November 22 and 23, respectively. On November 24, the progressive rock quintet will play in Chicago, and the day after, November 25, at an event entitled Night at the Embassy at the Slovak Embassy in Washington DC, at 20:00. An exhibition of cartoons and collages by Gabriel Ariel Levicky will open the event.

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