Jarmila Šuláková, Czech folk singer, Died at 87


Jarmila Šuláková was born on June 27, 1929, in Vsetín, Moravian Wallachia and died on February 11, 2017.

She was a Czech folk singer and occasional actress.

Šuláková was a significant exponent of Moravian traditional music, sometimes called the “queen of the folk song”.

Jarmila Šuláková was born into an artistic family.

Jarmila Šuláková’s mother was an actress, dancer, and singer, her father was a musician.

Šuláková studied to be a seamstress.

During 1950, Šuláková began working as a sales assistant in the Supraphon shop in Vsetín, where she remained until her retirement in 1985.

Šuláková married the violinist Ludvík Schmidt (died in 1970).

They had one child, Zuzana.

He sang in various ensembles since her school years.

Since 1952, she was a soloist of BROLN (The Orchestra of Traditional Folk Instruments of the Brno Radio), with which she performed in the former Czechoslovakia and abroad (Vietnam, China, Mongolia, the Soviet Union, Korea, Cuba, Belgium, United Kingdom, Senegal, Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, USA, Canada, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark).

Šuláková’s collaboration with BROLN lasted until October 1993.

Šuláková regularly performed with the folk-rock group Fleret, from 1994 to 2011.

Šuláková’s songs appeared on numerous audio recordings.

During 1979, Šuláková was awarded the title Merited Artist and in 1989 she was named National Artist.

And, Šuláková won 1955 bronze award and 1957 silver award at the World Festival of Youth and Students.

Jarmila Šuláková passed away at 87 years old.