On the 6t of June, Bled will breathe and move in Oriental rhythms. More than 30 dancers, two musicians and Arabic cuisine will present the flavours of Orient in Festivalna dvorana Bled. The performance Between heaven and Earth/Med nebom in zemljo is a new project of dancers and choreographers Alja Shaar and Ines Kočar. Together with their students they will present year-round work and a variety of dance styles - from traditional Oriental, to the dances of the Balkans and modern dances. Two musical virtuosos Marko Korošec (lute) and Andrej Hrvatin (percussions) will join the dancers on stage. In order to satisfy all the senses, visitors will be able to taste some typical Arabic delicacies that will be prepared by Falafel, famous for its delicious Middle East specialities. Tickets for the show are available at the TIC Bled and Vidičeva hiša Radovljica. The price is 5€. The second edition of the show follows on the 27th of June 2013, in Španski borci, Ljubljana.
Fake Orchestra visited KUD France Prešeren in January to record it's new album. It was one of those concerts I was really looking forward to hear, becouse the band has never left me cold. And I was right - it was one hell of a party! The group had performed in slightly changed cast, but still kicking ass. A strong brass section with Ana Šimenc (alto saxophone), Primož Fleischman (tenor and soprano saxophone), Igor Matkovič (trumpet) joined Igor Leonardi (guitar), Ana Vipotnik (vocals), Enos Kugler (drums) and Nino de Gleria (bass). Fake Orchestra really make Slovenian folk songs sound so cheerful, fresh and rocking! They can mix funk, rock, jazz, soul and even afrobeat and make it sound very natural. You have to be a real virtuoso to pull it off. We traveled through the songs of Bela Krajina, Rezija, Štajerska, Prekmurje and back while dancing and having an immense amount of fun.
Photo: Tjasulja & Radovan Beta
There is no better way to break the January boredom than with good music. And this is just what we are offering. Legendary Slovene group Fake Orchestra is going to perform live in KUD France Prešeren on the 18th of January. The group will also record it's new album at the very same concert. "This music can't be played good enough in the studio without audience, so we'll do it live," say the head of the band Igor Leonardi. The new material has been cooking for a year, been tested on a live audience since summer and is finally ready to be put on a CD. What to expect? The band with new brass section is true to it's style. The guys took some of the beautiful Slovene traditional songs, added a bit of jazz, afrobeat, funk, soul, and their own musical flashes and composed a set of irrecognizable, easy to listen and great to dance to songs. Wanna hear what the new album will sound like at first hand? No problem! Just get yourself a ticket and enjoy!
Friday, 18. 1. 2013 KUD France Prešeren 21:00, entrance: 5€
It was the year 2002 when a music workshop took place at Belgrade radio SKC. Shonegrad O’Connor, Andy Pavlov, Sobot Sushi and Miša Biftek mixed all possible music genres, residues, scraps and other musical notation that would otherwise end up in the trash. Then they electrified and paraphrased it and mixed a bit more, till a new form of music therapy, which is very effective against musical boredom, was born. Not only therapy, the prowd parents gave birth to a new musical direction, which goes by the name of the trash-hop. Duboka Ilegala combines guitar, bass, vocals and keyboard with samples. The songs are first composed and programmed, then reinterpreted, then further recorded... In short, spoiled. The apostles of trash-hop went their own ways for a couple of years, and the project was on hold. But since nobody can spoil the music with the same quality they can, they came back! Not only they are alive and kicking, they even recorded an album called Plitka magistrala. Slovene audience will have a unique opportunity to see Duboka ilegala live on TrnFest. So be sure to check them out, before they ride their space tractor back to the profound depths of illegality.
Tuesday, 21. 8. TRNFEST 22:30
Ethnic rhytms will eco from TrnFest tonight. Katalena will be performing with it's original approach to the Slovene ethnic music in a rock disguise. We have no doubt the audience will get infected with the band's energy. But that's not all folks. The party continues in a purely Gipsy Jungle manner, with DJ Tito and DJ Cocodub taking you on a train with final destination Indija Koromandija and the music selection from all around the globe with a stress on the Balkan sounds. What can you do, but dance? Sound cool, right? What if we tell you, that's not it? The party continues tomorrow, when Duboka Ilegala, our Serbian brother from another mother crew will take you on a trip with it's space tractor. Details to follow soon, very soon...
Monday, 20. 8. TRNFEST 20:30
Saturday, 18. 8. TRNFEST 20:30
FRIDAY - 13/07/2012
Main stage: GOGOL BORDELLO (USA)
Unplugged: ORKESTAR ELVISA BAJRAMOVIĆA (SRB)
Dj stage: BALKAN BEAT-I
ENTRANCE: 20/24,45 €
SATURDAY - 14/07/2012
Main stage: BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIĆ ORKESTAR (SRB)
Unplugged: NEMA PROBLEMA (ITA), ORKESTAR ELVISA BAJRAMOVIĆA (SRB)
Dj stage: DJ STONER
Main stage: ESMA REDŽEPOVA (MAK)
Unplugged: ORKESTAR BOJANA RISTIĆA (SRB), ORKESTAR ELVISA BAJRAMOVIĆA(SRB)
Dj stage: DJ STONER & COCODUB