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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Rock 'n' Roll, Czech Style

Published on November 22th, 2012 in Entertainment

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While it won’t top everyone’s list of places to visit in Prague, The Museum and Archive of Popular Music, (Popmuseum for short), will certainly please fans of bigbít (Czech slang for rock music), as well as anyone interested in music history. The museum’s modest collection of Soviet-era vinyl and instruments—I’m partial to the Czechoslovakian synthesizers and electric guitars—gets a boost from interactive musical displays and regular exhibits that pay homage to influential Czech bands like The Plastic People of the Universe. Devotees of retro tunes (and fashion) will want to check out the fanzines and audio-video archive. Manned by an enthusiastic, English-speaking staff, most of the material is in Czech but well worth browsing for the kitsch factor alone. Stop by on your way to or from nearby Prague Castle; Popmuseum’s basement jazz club is a great spot to refuel with a drink.

 

Popmuseum

Bělohorská 201/150, Prague 6, Břevnov
www.popmuseum.cz
tel 776 141 531
hours Wed–Sun: 16:00–20:00
tram 22 to U Kaštanu

 

 

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