Tinariwen
29. 11. - 19.30

"When I first heard them, I felt like this was the music I've been looking for all my life." says Robert Plant about these electric nomads from Sahara. FRoots magazine comments on Tinariwen: "This is rebel music and it sounds it." This summer they played at Glastonbury and became the most closely watched band from North Africa. Music experts consider them to be the hot candidates for the 2005 BBC World Music Awards. <more>

 

Fanfare Ciocarlia
10. 11. - 19.00

The fastest brass band in the world Fanfare Ciocarlia (130 to 200 bpm) from the village Zece Prejani situated on the Rumanian-Moldavian border is one of the Balkan gypsy brass bands. Their music reflects gypsy, Turkish, Rumanian and klezmer influences. <more>


Amazonia Ambient Project
-The Young Gods & Jeremy Narby

8. 11. - 19.30

The electro-noise terrorists from Geneva moved to ambient. For their new album they collected sounds in Upper Amazonia. In concert the trio is joined by Jeremy Narby, American anthropologist-writer in the rank of Carlos Castaneda and Timothy Leary. The surround sound, seats only performance carries you directly to the heart of shaman culture. <more>

 

Sivan Perwer
13. 10. - 19.30

The master of piercing and outspoken middle-eastern songs Sivan Perwer is arguably the best known Kurd. In past, possession of his recordings was one way ticket to Turkish jail. His land is a forbidden land and he is a forbidden man. Danielle Mitterand says: "Sivan Perwer is a wild flower in an world art garden." <more>

 

Kočani Orkestar
10. 9. - 19.00

The brass band that initiated the current Balkan Brass fever is called Kocani Orkestar. The Underground director Emir Kusturica introduced them in his Balkan epic Time of the Gypsies. They also influenced the soundtrack composer Goran BregoviĆ and played on the anniversary album of their Romanian fellow virtuosi Taraf de Haidouks. <more>

 

 

B'net Marrakech
4. 5. - 19.30

"A 4000 year old rock'n'roll band..." That's how the American beat writer William Boroughs described music of the Morocco Berbers. B'net Marrakech consists of 5 powerful women from the High Atlas hinterland singing, screaming and banging a vast collection of percussion. <more>