Called "the first lady of the Czech alternative scene," Iva Bittová combines rock and jazz with Eastern European influences to create what she calls her "own personal folk music." Bittová's talents are well-represented on disc, including her collaboration with the Bang on a Can All Stars in the album Elida. A noted actress, Bittová recently made a comeback to the screen in the Czech film "Tajnosti"; her vocal skills are on display in the recent ECM release "Mater," with music by Slovakian composer Vladimir Godár.
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