Zuzana Navarová & KOA - As Šántidéví (MAM213) Between the end of August an beginning of October a new album Zuzana Navarová and her band Koa was being produced in studio Largo, in English translation called “ As a goddess of peace”. After extremely successful year before last title “All the colors” we can await not less quality collection of 17 songs with hit ambitions. Artistic career of Zuzana Navarová de Tejada was in the first years related to mainly to the band NEREZ, which originated in 1980 and gained exceptional respect of listeners and professional critics right away. Zuzana Navarová was from beginning acknowledged as extraordinary solo singer. It is manifested by the whole amount of awards from prestigious shows at home for both Nerez whose unmistakable sound largely determined her composer, lyricist´s and singer’s contribution and also for Zuzana Navarová.
Zuzana Navarová d. t. also obtained many awards. For all of them we name the main award from folk festival PORTA z r. 1982 for Nerez and the same year prize for the best vocal presentation from Prague VOKALÍZA for Z. Navarová, one year later again main award from PORTA and VOKALÍZA, in 1991 the Czech music fund awarded Zuzana Navarová with a title THE BEST LIBRETIST of 1990, in 1993 Zuzana Navarová was nominated by music critics as a candidate for the GRAMMY award in the category “Female singer” and finally it is YELLOW SUBMARINE in 1999 (every year award given by Periskop, association of independent journalists) for the album “Glass willow”. For the album “All the colors” she won “folk” the award “The album of the year” in the category.