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Tonya Graves, Dancing and Acting in Prague

tanya-gravesTonya Graves was born in 1969 in the state of New York, in the USA. She studied theatre and music dramatic arts at State University New York, New Paltz. She has been living in Prague since May 1995.

In the Czech Republic, she has been involved in various musical projects: Luboš Andršt Blues Band; Liquid Harmony; Tonny Blues Band; Monkey Business; Tonya Graves and Her Rhythm Desperados; and Štěpán Smetáček and the New Orchestra of Dreams.

She has also played in a number of Czech films: TV comedy “Iguo-Igua” (2003) and in a tragic-comedy directed by Dan Svátek and called “Close to the Heaven” (2005). She played the role of the Abyssinian emperor in the last Jiří Menzel’s film entitled “I Served the English King” (2006).

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for posting this information! I was looking for information on Black people living in Prague to add to my own post on the upcoming Prague International Music Festival, when I came across this. I checked out her Myspace page, and her voice is amazing!

    In any case, if it's okay with you, I'm posting a link to your site on my blog.

    Peace.

  2. Thanks Rabin! If you send me the link to Tanya's MySpace page I'll add it to this post.

  3. Thanks Rabin! If you send me the link to Tanya's MySpace page I'll add it to this post.

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