A recording session for the Spring incarnation of the POETRY JUKEBOX.
Featuring Tommy Pico, David Henderson and more...
Located on Extra Place, on first street between Bowery and 2nd aves, The Jukebox was invented by coffee house owner Ondřej Kobza, and cultural manager Michaela Hečková as a part of the Czech project Piána na ulici (Pianos on the Streets), which focuses on the animation of public space. With installations in Prague, Kiev, London, Brighton, Venice, and now New York, we believe that hearing a poet perform their own work can be one of the most beautiful and inspiring experience of the city.
For 2017, we have decided to celebrate the vastness of our culture. In these greatly divided times, we’ve invited writers across generations, nationalities, races, and orientations to read and participate. We hope this selection will help to highlight the diversity of our community, city and our country, bridge the gaps that have separated us and fuel the dialogues yet un-had.
Pianos on the Street deploys over a hundred pianos, chess tables, and jukeboxes such as this one to the streets, squares and parks around the globe, in an effort to make the cities more livable, poetic and playful. From this we hope everyone will be inspired to make their city just a little bit charming.
Thanks to partners: Czech Tourism, Václav Dejčmar, Bowery Arts + Science, Howl Arts