FANFARA TRANSILVANIA & BALKAN PARTY with DJ GAETANO FABRI
11 October at Melusina
A 10-member Balkan gypsy brass band for the very first time live in Luxembourg!
Luxembourg is going to shake! The Romanian band FANFARA TRANSILVANIA blends tradition with hot-blooded energy in an irresistible gypsy brass-music mix performed by 10 musicians from the enigmatic Transylvania. The band members include brothers, cousins, godmothers and godfathers, who transmit their passion for traditional music and community values from generation to generation, thus preserving the rich musical heritage of the region. They play a unique combination of ancient gypsy music executed at breathtaking speed (up to 200 beats per minute) submerged in Balkan melody, blending in the old and new, tradition and innovation to create sounds that keep audiences begging for more. Get ready for some genuine Balkan brass entertainment with a pure Romanian traditional gypsy touch, all delivered with fantastic energy.
After the concert, the dance floor will remain on fire thanks to DJ GAETANO FABRI, a passionate jazz musician and percussionist from Brussels known all around Europe for his unique blend of club culture and traditional, mainly Balkan sounds. Do you remember his unforgettable show at CinEast 2012?
20.00 Fanfara Transilvania live in concert
22.30 Balkan party with DJ Gaetano Fabri
With the support of
Indie rock (ciné-)concert by KRISTEN
16 October at Exit07
Live soundtrack to Konwicki’s The Last Day of Summer and a concert of the band’s own repertoire
In Kristen’s adventurous but still accessible music there are echoes of Low’s melancholy, dissonant guitar work of Sonic Youth and The Dead C and sublime song writing of The Sea and Cake.
Formed in the late 1990s and having released six albums so far, the Polish indie rock band KRISTEN was initially inspired by Chicago’s post-rock and math-rock scenes. Gradually the band embraced avant-rock and free-jazz flexibility with delicate brushes of electronics but continued to play live in their core format of guitar, bass guitar, drums, sampler and vocals. They are a fully developed band which seamlessly blends song-writing, improvisation, emotions and abstract soundscapes into absolutely unique music.
Their live soundtrack to the classic film The Last Day of Summer (Grand Prix at Venice IFF 1958) by Tadeusz Konwicki was prepared specifically for CinEast and you will be the first to hear it. After the film and a short break, Kristen will come back on stage to submerge you in their own majestic and raw indie rock sounds.
20.00 Kristen in live soundtrack to The Last Day of Summer
22.30 Kristen in concert
Organised in collaboration with
Milcho Leviev Jazz trio
17 October CCRN (Salle Krieps)
An evening with the world famous Bulgarian jazz pianist Milcho Leviev
Few dare to take the lonely and seemingly unpromising path between jazz and classical music traditions. One of these few talented and courageous men is Bulgarian jazz pianist MILCHO LEVIEV. His upcoming concert will see him play alongside well-known Luxembourgish musicians BORIS DINEV (drums) and ROM HECK (bass). It will feature original compositions, but also many jazz standards such as Nuages (Django Reinhardt), Sad a little bit, Blue monk (Thelonious Monk), Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronell), Manhã de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá), Don's song (Leviev). An inspiring line-up for a great musical encounter between East and West. Three excellent musicians will transport you to the wonderful atmosphere of Bulgarian jazz.
The evening will warm up with the screening of the documentary film A Rainy Day by Andrey Chertov about Bulgarian jazz guitarist Ognyan Videv and featuring Milcho Leviev, followed by an exceptional live performance by the Milcho Leviev Jazz Trio and closing with a laid-back conversation with the performers as well as the director of A Rainy Day in the Caves voûtées.
18.30 Screening of A Rainy Day
20.00 Milcho Leviev Jazz trio live in concert
21.45 Discussion with the artists
Organised by CinEast and in collaboration with and
Closing event with POLONIA ROCKS, ZAPASKA & INCLUSION
25 October Sang & Klang
Three concerts, traditional food, short films and more
Come and listen and dance to great tunes from Poland, Ukraine and Luxembourg, watch some entertaining videos and boost your energy with traditional Eastern European delicacies, beers, wines and spirits. This is the final party of the CinEast 2014 festival, so let’s close it in style.
The evening starts with a concert by POLONIA ROCKS, a Polish band from Luxembourg playing some of the greatest hits in Polish music history, including cult rock and pop artists such as Kayah, Kult, Lady Pank, Maryla Rodowicz and Awantura. The Ukrainian indie-pop duo ZAPASKA comes onstage next to present their simple, yet experimental compositions delivered using a mix of traditional instruments and electronics. Zapaska is currently one of the most successful Ukrainian bands and they perform all around Europe. During their first visit to Luxembourg they will present their fresh debut album Kontur released on the Slovak label Slnko Records in May. And the night will culminate with INCLUSION, a band from Luxembourg consisting of seven musicians of seven different nationalities (Luxembourg, Cape Verde, Brazil, Portugal, France, Poland, Belgium). INclusion perform original Hip Hop & Funk tunes, including Pop, Jazz & Rock elements. Simple, easy on the ear tunes that make you feel happy, supported by a strong rhythm section.
Throughout the evening you can enjoy hearty Polish and Ukrainian dishes and snacks and a wide selection of drinks.
19.30 Polonia Rocks