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Progres 2

Progres 2

Progress Organization, Barnodaj, Progres-Pokrok

Brno, the second biggest city in the Czech Republic, was the place where in 1968 PAVEL VANE and ZDENEK KLUKA founded together the rock group PROGRESS ORGANIZATION. The first LP of PROGRESS ORGANIZATION, called Barnodaj was hailed by the critics as the Best Album of 1971. During the seventies when the process of Normalization was under way in Czechoslovakia, the group used to play only Occasionally, but was able to release another very successfull album called Barnodaj Maugli, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.

In 1978 the group went through a reorganization and under the new name PROGRESS 2 put together a completely new stage program Dialogue with the Universe with PAVEL VANE as a main singing actor. On this project that went down the Czech music history as the first Czech rock opera, the group collaborated with renowned Brnos actors and artists. The album from this experimental project became the bestseller of the eighties. The controversial topic of this project, emigration, became a source of many problems with the ruling Communist Party. In the following years the group restructured itself several times. The third album The Third Jungle Book featured a new singing talent ROMAN DRAGOUN. Later the group released other albums, as for example the Brain and Change.

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