OPENING EVENT with CANARRO (HU) live & DJ DON SIMON (LU)
The Opening concert of the 13th edition of the CinEast Film Festival, taking place in Melusina’s new ‘café-concert’ setting will be a treat for festival-goers, featuring the renowned Hungarian gypsy swing quintet Canarro followed by a groovy Balkan-swing set by DJ Don Simon.
Canarro's original music is based on traditional gypsy jazz, also known as manouche swing, mixed with Hungarian jazz that evokes the old-time atmosphere of the coffee houses of Budapest. The band combines the style of Django Reinhardt and jazz music spiced up with influences of Hungarian jazz and even folk. Canarro’s band members come from different music backgrounds, and participate to different projects, but on stage they are a group of friends, visibly enjoying playing and improvising together since more than 10 years. The band has performed and delighted the public at numerous festivals and jazz clubs in Europe, among others in Finland, Estonia, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. The opening concert of the 13th edition of CinEast Film Festival will be their first performance in Luxembourg. The programme will include their own compositions, inspired by Sinti, Hungarian and Russian gypsy music, adaptations of Django Reinhardt songs and film music tunes, and a good dose of improvisations – all this with the lively manouche swing touch.
After the live performance by Canarro, the stage will be taken over by DJ Don Simon. This well-known music enthusiast and radio host has been deejaying in local bars for almost two decades and on 9 October he lands at Melusina with a special groovy DJ set infused by Balkan, swing and jazzy tunes.
Melusina ‘café-concert’ setting: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Melusina has adapted their space to the safety regulations with the new ‘Arena’ concept. The space includes tables (for up to 4, 6 and 8 people) that have to be reserved in advance. It can accommodate a maximum audience of around 190 (downstairs and on the balcony, all with stage visibility). This is significantly less than before, but contributes to a comforting and more intimate atmosphere, reviving the tradition of a ‘café-concert’, to which Canarro’s music is perfectly well adapted. Additionally, the new seating arrangements will also allow you to enjoy a choice of Eastern European dishes during the musical programme, which will be served directly to your table. More than 140 seats are also available outside on the adapted terrace (with sound but without stage visibility). The terrace tables could also be used by the guests during the break or after the live performance (depending on weather conditions).
Reservations: Due to place limitation and Covid restrictions, attendance at the event must be reserved online. The booking is done by table (for 4, 6 or 8 people) and the ticket contains the entry and consumption voucher to the value of 10 EUR per person.
Programme of the evening:
19.00 doors and food
20.30 Canarro live
22.00 DJ set
Opening concert sponsor:
CINEAST NIGHT with TOLDI MIKE (HU/LU) live, short films & DJ HEINCHA (LV/LU)
Thursday 15 October from 19.00
Live music, short films & DJ set!
The special CinEast Night at Rotondes (Thu 15 Oct) brings you the melting pot of cultural diversity that defines CinEast, it‘s all in the mix!
We will welcome you with a selection of entertaining short films from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as a short documentary about the band which will take to the stage just after.
Toldi Mike is a music group composed of Hungarians living in Luxembourg. Each band member was influenced by and favours different musical genres, but a love of alternative rock is what unites them. Last year Toldi Mike represented Hungary at the Musiqcité Intercultural Festival in Luxembourg and released their first album "Pusztába kiáltott szó".
After the live show, DJ Heincha will invite you to enjoy the rest of the night with some groovy,feel-good tunes. Member of the collaborative project of two Latvian DJs known as Riga Disco Blitz which regularly plays at De Gudde Wëllen, Rocas, Rotondes and other venues around Luxembourg and Latvia, DJ Heincha will entertain you with an eclectic set playing various music styles.
Seating arrangements: due to Covid-19 restrictions, Rotondes adapted seating arrangements for single person or groups of max 2 people (for larger groups, it is only possible to move tables together when booked tables are next to each other within the same row). Applying all governmental safety regulations, the venue can accommodate a maximum of 50 attendees.
Reservations: Due to place limitations and Covid restrictions, the attendance at the event must be booked online.
Béla Balogh (rhythm guitar, vocal)
Miklós Bárdos (solo guitar)
Krisztián Vámosi (bass guitar)
Vilmos Kovács (drums, vocal)
Special guest: Zsolt ("Zsé") Varga (solo guitar)
Programme of the evening:
19.00 Doors & music
20.00 Short movies
20.30 Toldi Mike live
22.00 DJ Heincha
APERO JAZZ with HEFI QUARTET (PL) - live soundtrack to THE POLISH DANCER (1917)
Sunday 25 October at 11.00
Neimenstër (free entry - SOLD OUT)
CinEast Film Festival turns the traditional Apero Jazz at Neimënster into a fascinating fusion of jazz meets cinema
The HeFi Quartet plays modern jazz with dynamism and imagination, creating an explosive cocktail of the best patterns of jazz. The leader of the ensemble, the flutist, saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Leszek HeFi Wiśniowski is currently one of the most acclaimed Polish jazz musicians. He has recorded five solo albums, contributed to 30 others, toured Europe, Asia and America, and collaborated with world-famous flutists such as Jamie Baum and Robert Dick. HeFi has also contributed to many film soundtracks and often performs live to silent movies.
In Luxembourg, HeFi Quartet will accompany the film The Polish Dancer / Bestia (1917) by Alexander Hertz, starring the iconic Polish actress, singer and Hollywood star, Pola Negri. After the movie, the band will play several film soundtrack compositions of renowned Polish film music composers, such as Krzysztof Komeda, Bronisław Kaper and others.
Reservations: The event is free, but due to place limitations and Covid restrictions, attendance must be reserved online. The booking can be done via firstname.lastname@example.org or +352 26 20 52 444. Please be informed that wearing mask is obligatory for the whole duration of the concert.
Leszek Hefi Wiśniowski – flute and saxophone
Dominik Wania – piano
Grzegorz Pałka – drums
Maciej Adamczak – double bass
Organised in collaboration with and with the support of
CLOSING EVENT with BRANKO GALOIĆ TRIO (HR/FR) live
The Closing Event of the 2020 edition will bring you an exciting music programme with an Eastern European touch by Branko Galoić Trio and something to bite from our region, while letting you enjoy the great atmosphere and comfortable new seating arrangement of Melusina.
Branko Galoić, aka the “Troubadour from the Balkans to the World”, is a Zagreb-born singer songwriter, composer & guitar player, who has lived and worked in Amsterdam and Berlin, and currently has found home in Paris. From the beginning of his musical career, he has combined traditional ex-Yugoslavian music with other styles and influences. He has collaborated with some of the best musicians from the Balkans, such as Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Vlatko Stefanovski or Merima Kljuco. He has played with musicians from Greece, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Latin America, Holland, Germany and France. All this experience has allowed him to create his own unique style, where Balkan music meets rock, ska, pop and chanson. His Paris-released album Angel Song (Silvox Records 2015) was celebrated by FIP radio as one of the discoveries of the season. It entered the European World Music Charts at number 15 in January 2016.
Luxembourg welcomes Branko Galoić with his two band mates: Paris-based Portuguese guitar virtuoso, Francisco Cordovil, and Naghib Shanbehzadeh from Iran on bongos. The trio reflects the fascinating global mix of the French capital: the leader blends Balkan elements with chanson and ska, the guitarist adds a dash of fado and flamenco, and the drummer drives the music with oriental rhythms.
Melusina ‘café-concert’ setting: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Melusina has adapted its space to the safety regulations, based on the new ‘Arena’ concept. The space is currently organized around tables (for up to 4, 6 and 8 people) that have to be reserved in advance. It has a maximum audience capacity of 190 (downstairs and on the balcony, all with stage visibility). While this is significantly less than before, it actually increases the comfort and intimate atmosphere of the place, reviving the tradition of a ‘café-concert’, to which Branko Galoić Trio’s music is perfectly adapted. The new seating arrangement also allows you to enjoy a choice of Eastern European dishes, which will be served directly to your table during the music program. More than 140 seats are also available outside, on the adapted terrace (with sound but without stage visibility). The terrace tables can also be used by the guests during the break, or after the live performance (depending on weather conditions).
Reservations: Due to place limitations and Covid restrictions, online reservation for this event is necessary. You may only book a table (of 4, 6 or 8 people) and the ticket covers the entry and includes a food/drinks voucher for the value of 10 EUR per person.
Programme of the evening:
19.00 - Doors & food
20.30 - Branko Galoić live