'Tis the Season
Music sometimes transcends its original purpose of an entertainment device, and becomes a chronicle of a particular society within its historical context. With Zona A, one of the very earliest punk bands in an authoritarian communist-led Czechoslovakia, the reflective aspect of their music production is even more important. Starting out with a struggle against an authoritative regime, liberalization after to the 1989 revolution, instability of the 90s, and maturing in the recent years. In many ways, Zóna A’s milestones mirror the timeline of their home country of Slovakia with an uncanny accuracy.