VOXEL with Dulcimer Ensemble


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Singer Voxel is preparing his autumn tour #PopFolklorTour within which he will be performing together with a dulcimer ensemble. The spectators will get a chance to listen to non-traditional arrangements of his songs which will take on a more folklore sound. The following afterparty will be in the spirit of folklore as well. The afterparty will  take place by the stage, and the fans can already look forward to it – because where is dulcimer music, there is inevitably wine.

After the tour with Pokáč last year, Voxel (born Václav Lebeda) has decided to organize this year’s tour together with the dulcimer ensemble. He will be accompanied by three violins (Václav Kopelec, Vojtěch Halaš, Michal Grossmann), a viola (David Vašulka), a dulcimer (Michal Procházka), a violoncello (David Krompolc) and a double bass (Ondřej Mikulka). Voxel himself will be playing guitar and ukulele. The collaboration with the dulcimer ensemble is bringing the twenty-four-year-old singer back to the times, when he was in a punk-rock band. Its drummer also played violin in a popular dulcimer ensemble Pramínky and Voxel attended their concerts.

“I would also like to convince people that dulcimer music isn’t brass music, so even younger generations can enjoy it,” Voxel explains.

Apart from the pop-folk versions of songs from his two albums, the singer will perform his new pieces and some folk songs as well. The unusual idea of combining modern music with a traditional dulcimer sound isn’t the only thing the spectators can anticipate. After the concert, there will be “a folklore afterparty” by the stage, which will include improvisation and music requests from the listeners. Therefore, the attenders themselves can contribute by choosing the songs and become part of the performance. In cooperation with the Wine Cellars of Velké Pavlovice, wine tasting will be prepared at every concert. Voxel will finish his tour on December 5, when he will be performing in the Lucerna Music Bar in Prague.

Voxel gained recognition with his single V síti (In the Net) in 2012. In 2013, he won the Best Newcomer Award at the Óčko Music Awards. He was also nominated for the newcomer award at the Český slavík Mattoni Awards several times and in 2014, he won in the category “Star of the Internet“. His debut album is called All Boom! and it was released in May 2014.  Another album was released in September 2015 under the name Motýlí efekt (The Butterfly Effect).