RESPECT Festival

World music festival

 

Respect Festival 2010 - Program

29. 4. 19:30 Kihnoua Akropolis
18. 5. 19:30 Tanya Tagaq Akropolis
27. 5. 19:30 Oana Cătălina Chiţu & Bucharest Tango Akropolis
18. 6. Anthony Joseph & Spasm Band Štvanice
18. 6. Trio Kazanchis Štvanice
18. 6. Longital Štvanice
19. 6. Orchestra Baobab Štvanice
19. 6. Trio Joubran Štvanice
19. 6. Yat-Kha Štvanice
19. 6. Mário Bihári a Bachtale Apsa Štvanice
19. 6. Assurd Štvanice
Kihnoua

Kihnoua / USA, Jižní Korea

29. 4. - Akropolis, 19:30 / Respect Festival

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq / Kanada

18. 5. - Akropolis, 19:30 / Respect Festival

Startlingly innovative vocal explorations from the Inuit throat-singer who has collaborated with Bjork, Kronos Quartet, Mike Patton, Sainkho Namtchylak...

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Oana Cătălina Chiţu & Bucharest Tango

Oana Cătălina Chiţu & Bucharest Tango / Rumunsko

27. 5. - Akropolis, 19:30 / Respect Festival

Sweet songs of sorrow - old world tango from Bucharest "Da-mi gurita s-o sarut" (give me your mouth, so I can kiss it) was sung by the Romanian tango star Jean Moscopol in the thirties. When Romania's King Mihail was forced to abdicate in 1947, many artists left Romania, crossing the green border to the West. The voices of the elegant tango and foxtrot singers were gone, Jean Moscopol had emigrated, the Gypsy singer Zavaidoc had died and Cristian Vasile had fallen silent: There was no place for "decadent tango" in the Socialist People's Republic of Romania.

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Anthony Joseph & Spasm Band

Anthony Joseph & Spasm Band / Trinidad, Francie, USA

18. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

One of the UK's most exciting and innovative voices, Anthony Joseph, was born in Trinidad and has lived in the UK since 1989. His performances with the Spasm Band are a unique experience, halfway between Sun Ra, Gil Scott Heron, the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari and the Last Poets. Spoken word or slam poetry doesn’t really define the sensibility of this true cosmic Caribbean poet, “chanted word” is more appropriate. This teacher, musician, novelist and rapper offers unique music, drown by a solid Funk groove and a lot of improvisations giving it a free jazz atmosphere. His conscious flow is guided by the Caribbean Voodoo.

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Trio Kazanchis

Trio Kazanchis / Etiopie, Francie, Holandsko

18. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

Ethiopian groove & roots with European impropunk touch. The trio met on stage in Kazanchis, the live-music hot spot in Addis Ababa. The members are the amazingly funky krar (ethiopian lyre) player Mesele Asmamaw, the fabulous French drummer Fabien Duscombs, and the Dutch keyboard/baritone player Jeroen Visser. Together they produce a mix which is partly based on Ethiopian groove, having traditional melodies as a starting point.

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Longital

Longital / Slovensko

18. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

Slovakia's fast rising indie heroes still travel to their gigs by train, yet they were chosen this spring as a showcase for the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Spaced out electronics and rockabilly guitar solos, samples of melting icebergs and bowed electric guitar are enveloped by achingly beautiful duets between co-conspirators Daniel Salontay and Shina.

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Orchestra Baobab

Orchestra Baobab / Senegal

19. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

A reunion of one of the seminal and best loved West African bands, masterminded by Nick Gold, the visionary producer of Ali Farka Toure and Buena Vista. Orchestra Baobab were, along with Bembeya Jazz, a symbol of independent Africa, a musical legend that started more than a decade before their Senegalese compatriot Youssou N'Dour formed his first band. While the debut album of the reunited band was nominated for Grammy, their second, Made in Dakar, was produced by Youssou N'Dour in his Xippi studios.

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Trio Joubran

Trio Joubran / Palestina

19. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

While the oud, Arabian predecessor of guitar, is the key instrument in the Middle East, Trio Joubran play it with power and virtuosity comparable to the historical meeting of Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. The oldest of the Joubran brothers, Samir, studied in his hometown of Nazareth and at the Conservatory of Cairo, while Wissam studied in Paris and graduated as the first Arab in the world famous Stradivari Institute in Italy. Their father is one of the most sought after luthiers in the Middle East. The trio performed in Carnegie Hall and was featured in a documentary made by the prestigious Arte TV channel.

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Yat-Kha

Yat-Kha / Tuva, UK

19. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

Throat singing, a unique vocal style that fascinated western ears in past decades, originates in the remote Republic of Tuva, squeezed between Russian Siberia and Mongolia. The visionary throat singing master Albert Kuvezin started Yat-Kha ten years ago, as a project linking abrasive Siberian vocal timbres with the western punk-rock attitude. Their debut album Yenisei Punk was a milestone in the East-West musical dialogue, in 2006 the band won a BBC World Music award. Their rough edged yet highly sophisticated sound is masterminded by Lu Edmonds, a British string instruments wizard, well known for his playing with the Damned, Mekons and Billy Bragg.

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Mário Bihári a Bachtale Apsa

Mário Bihári a Bachtale Apsa / ČR

19. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

The blind Roma accordionist from Slovakia was originally discovered by the late Czech singer Zuzana Navarova, and in her band Koa he became the strongest personality after she passed away. His soft, intimate and very personal songs combine both Gypsy feeling and the soulful approach of the great American black masters like Stevie Wonder.

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Assurd

Assurd / Itálie

19. 6. - Štvanice / Respect Festival

Southern Italy is one of the richest European musical sources. Serenade, tarantella, the healing rhythms of pizzica originated here. Assurd is an all-star-band featuring three most powerful female voices from the region, fusing pagan Dionysian rituals with tambourines, acapella singing and powerful accordion driven rhythms strong enough to cure victims of tarantula spiders. The natural leader of the band is Cristina Vetrone, nicknamed as "female Tom Waits" of south Italian trance music.

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