BALKAN PARTY with SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR (DE) live & DJ SHANTEL (DE)
The opening concert of the 12th CinEast film festival will be a treat for festival-goers, featuring a very special performance by the legendary Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, followed by an eclectic set served by DJ Shantel himself.
Shantel (Germany’s Stefan Hantel) & Bucovina Club Orkestar have been storming festivals and clubs all around the world for two decades now. Having played at Roskilde (5 times!), Sziget, Glastonbury, Womad, Rock Am Ring, Lowlands and plenty more, and collaborated with Fanfara Ciocarlia, Goran Bregović, Mahala Rai Banda & dozens other musicians, the band has established itself as one of the top ensembles mixing Eastern European sounds and club music. The energetic selection of music presented by the 8-member group as part of their current Disko Partizani Years tour and the subsequent DJ set by the maestro himself is sure to turn up the heat on the dancefloor at Melusina Club, and open the 12th CinEast festival in style!
As usual, a variety of traditional Eastern European warm and cold dishes snacks will be available to keep the hungry ones happy!
19.30 Doors & food
21.00 Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar live in concert
23.00 DJ Shantel [until 3am]
HAPPINESS by Aleksandr Medvedkin with live soundtrack by the Romanian duo KARPOV NOT KASPAROV
Thursday 10 October at 20.30
Live electronic music with oriental and jazz nuances to accompany the Soviet silent film Happiness by Aleksandr Medvedkin.
Happiness is a silent, black comedy, brimming with irony, set in the Soviet Union before the October Revolution, that depicts a peasant's dreams of becoming a king. The film utilizes absurdity and slapstick humour to poke fun at real issues from the politics and living standards of the collectivisation period. The Russian director and filmmaker Aleksandr Medvedkin is not as known or recognised as he deserves as most of his films were banned and censored at the time they were made.
One of Eastern Europe’s most exciting musical exports, the Romanian duo Karpov not Kasparov began making music based on the rules and strategies of chess. The musical “competition” between synthesizers and drums always ends in pleasant electro melodies inspired by oriental folklore (the origin of the chess game) with flavours of jazz tunes. As masters of dancefloors all over Europe, Valeriu Borcos and Eduard Gabia also compose music for silent movies. In addition to Happiness, the duo has also performed live soundtracks to films such as L'Inhumaine (Marcel L'Herbier, 1924) or Maldone (Jean Grémillon, 1928).
After the ciné-concert, the musicians will light up the dancefloor with their club-oriented tunes at a DJ party in the nearby Rocas Café.
SLAVIC NIGHT with KRAMBABULA (PL) live & after party with DJ DR. GONZO (LU)
Saturday 12 October from 19.00
Sang a Klang / Rocas café (tickets)
Live music, short films, traditional food – all in Slavic style!
The evening kicks off with a selection of fun short movies to prepare the floor for the stars of the night – the folk-rock band Krambabula from Poznań, Poland. This group of eight musicians from different ethnic roots set off to connect, in their own unique way, the Polish, Lemko and Ukrainian cultures. Playing typical rock musical instruments with a saxophone, a trumpet and an accordion, they give older traditional songs a fresh rock touch. The vocalist, Wiola Kruk, uses “white voice” singing – a traditional Eastern European style of singing – and “scream-singing” techniques to keep these old traditions alive, and the band gives lively renditions that are sure to grab your attention!
Traditional dishes and drinks from the Slavic region will be available during the whole event.
After midnight (as the night is still young), the party will continue at Rocas Café where DJ dr.gonZo – an iconic figure of the Luxembourg nightlife – will keep you dancing to one of his memorable sets travelling through countless musical styles.
19.00 Doors & food
20.00 Short films
21.30 Krambabula live in concert
24.00 DJ dr.gonZo @ Rocas café [until 3am]
In collaboration with
APERO JAZZ with ARTUR DUTKIEWICZ TRIO (PL) PLAYS HENDRIX & MORE
Sunday 13 October at 11.00
Neimenstër (free entry)
Jazzy Sunday morning in the company of one of the ambassadors of Polish jazz and… Jimi Hendrix!
The Artur Dutkiewicz Trio is coming to Luxembourg to present a very original programme composed of jazz reinterpretations of songs by Jimi Hendrix, and a selection of their own compositions and film music tunes. Artur Dutkiewicz is an outstanding pianist, composer and a genuine ambassador of Polish jazz, who has performed in over 60 countries all around the world. He will be joined onstage by Adam Kowalewski and Adam Zagórski, who together create one of the strongest rhythm sections in Polish jazz. They have shared the stage with the likes of Bennie Maupin, Brad Terry, Nigel Kennedy, Tomasz Stańko, Dan Tepfer, Dayna Stephens, Atma Anur, Zbigniew Namysłowski and Michał Urbaniak. Impressive!
The Arthur Dutkiewicz Trio will perform pieces from the Hendrix Piano programme and some of Arthur Dutkiewicz’ own music from his latest albums Traveller and Prana and the trio’s arrangements of film music themes. The unique sound of the Trio relies on building strong emotional atmospheres, using precise modern jazz instrumentation with a pinch of improvisation and elements of Polish folk and world music.
Organised in collaboration with
CLOSING PARTY with MALAKA HOSTEL (DE) live & BALTIC BALKAN (LT)
The German band Malaka Hostel is not unknown to Luxembourg audiences and is one of the liveliest and most inspiring ensembles this side of the Danube. They sing in Spanish, German, Czech and English – music is their universal language! Malaka Hostel’s recipe to seduce the crowds lies in their unique combination of Balkan folk and brass with groovy beats of ska, polka, rock, and gipsy-swing. We should just prepare you though: the vibrant performance of this 6-member band risks keeping you on the dancefloor for quite a while!
Baltic Balkan come from Vilnius – the multicultural meeting point for Lithuanian, Jewish, Polish, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian and Gypsy cultures, as well as a haven for klezmer music coming from the East and the South. By inhaling all these influences and adding some hot Balkan ingredients, the band oozes energy. The fiery MC Lencas raps in Lithuanian, English and a no-man’s language. Backed by the selectors Namas and Marulis behind the machines, they deliver quite a show. Active since 2008, the three men have shared the stage with many Balkan bands and DJs, including some of CinEast’s favourites, Shantel, Robert Soko and DJ Grounchoo, and they are ready to set Luxembourg on fire.
Hearty traditional dishes from several Eastern European countries will be served throughout the night on the first floor.
19.30 Doors & food
21.00 Malaka Hostel live in concert
23.00 Baltic Balkan [until 3am]