Radůza’s new album traces history of war

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In this edition of Sunday Music Show we look at a new album by the popular Czech singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Radůza, called Marathon – příběh běžce or Marathon the story of a runner. The album is a story of warfare, starting with the Battle of Marathon and ending in 1946 in the Sudetenland. Marathon was issued in May at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Photo: Radůza Records
The songs on the album Marathon were composed to accompany Radůza’s sixteen short stories, inspired by some of the most significant moments in history of warfare, such as the Battle at Waterloo or the Battle of Stalingrad. Each story is told from a different angle by a different narrator, such as a flea, a horse, or a child. The stories were released as an audio-book along with the CD. According to Radůza, the message of the album is that no matter on which side the victim was fighting, the pain for the loss of the loved one was always the same.

Along with Radůza, who is singing, playing the piano, accordion, harmonica and Indian drums, the album also features a number of guests, such as the Irish folk singer Justin Lavash or the Domažlice Bagpipe Band.