Načeva a Zdivočelí koně


The extraordinary persona of local alternative scene, Monika Načeva, has been a part of the cult Sklep theatre, sang Jáchym Topol’s lyrics or played with Michal Pavlíček.


For almost three decades, her voice graces the original projects that range from intimate singer/songwriter music to trip hop or beat experiments. At PopMesse, Načeva will introduce her project Zdivočelí koně that she created with the synth player and songwriter David Kabzan (Rány těla) and the drummer Markéta Pták (LO/VE). The album adds music to the texts of Czech poets who were oppressed by the political regime of the normalization era. The project’s name as well as the album title are a reference to a poem by Pavel Zajíček, the founder of the underground band DG 307, whom Načeva considers the best Czech poet. Načeva also sings the poetry of Ivan Martin Jirous, Vladimíra Čerepková, Václav Hrabě, Věra Jirousová or Šárka Smazalová. “Načeva can bring poetry to people, who are not likely to have found a way to it themselves,” says ČT-Art in a review.


Czech Radio Vltava will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, it is offering its listeners a series of concerts by key figures who are part of the Vltava station team. Listeners can also tune into Monika Načeva’s music programme The Seventh Heaven, in which she speaks with well-known figures and friends to chat about music and so much more. Come and celebrate Vltava’s birthday in Prague on 4 September, and follow Vltava online at