Visit the Zsolnay Festival of Lights – Pécs -2016

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From Friday to Sunday … Zsolnay Festival of Lights

City of Pécs

July, 1-3. 2016.

Señor Marküsen – (ESP) … The musician proposes a musical trip on hypnotic lowtech beats. didgeridoo and percussions make the spacecraft, simultaneously conducted by Señor Marküsen as a one-man-soundsystem. Inspired by electronic music, yet in a totally acoustic and real-time manner, he builds a theatrical mise en scène where solid, organic grooves move audiences worldwide to dance! Marcos Andreu-Gasol is a musician and architect from Barcelona, currently based in Berlin. One of Spain’s referential didgeridoo players, he has developed an informative and educational career on the instrument and the culture from which it anciently comes from, teaching, giving lectures and performing internationally since 2002.  Performance on July, 1. 6.30 p.m. on the promenade and 9.30 p.m. at Jokai Square, On July, 2. at 9.30 p.m. Széchenyi Square. The concert starts at 6.30 p.m. and can be visited free of charge and is recommended for any age groups. 

The concert of Buika who is now one of the most sought-after singers of our time, and one who feels equally at home with flamenco, African polyrhythms, jazz, soul and pop. She won Latin Grammy Award with her disk El Último Trago(2009). Her greatest success came with her 2013 disc La Noche Mas Larga, which earned her a Grammy nomination for best Latin album. Along the course of her career as a performer, she has collaborated with such luminaries as Me shell Ndegocello, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdes, Mariza, Pat Metheny, Jason Mraz, Seal and Javier Limón. We were thrilled by Buika s performance in Almodovar’s movie The Skin I live in. And all the while she has been publishing volumes of poetry and writing a novel and an opera, even as she continues to win hearts with her concerts in countries all over the world. The concert start at 7.30 p.m. on July, 1. at  the Dóm Square and free entry.

The Balcony Players are a bunch of an energetic traveling Band from artists around the world, that takes pride in making people happy and dance with their music. The international group includes members from the Netherlands, Belgium, Peru and New Orleans USA. Their music combines these different cultures with a mix of traditional Gypsy and Jewish music creating a rich and colorful sound perfect for dancing. July 1. 7.30 p.m.  Széchenyi Square and at 11.59 p.m. on the  Promenade,  but  their concert start at 9.30 p.m., venue: Széchenyi Square.

Tribali (MLT)  –  Traditional sitar, didgeridoo, morchunga, harmonica, multiple percussion and acoustic guitar merge seamlessly with screaming electric guitars, deep bass lines and stomping drum beats, beautifully unified by mesmerizing vocals. This unconventional array of instruments encompasses a fusion of musical genres, combining world music with a plethora of styles ranging from dance to rock, reggae, ska and blues; inevitably culminating in exuberant uproars of jam packed delighted fans and crowds at Glastonbury, the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Ancient Trance Festival, Earth Garden and the Farsons Beerfest. Their concert start  9 p.m. July, 1. on the Promeda.

Theater Tol: Corazón de angeles  circus /street theater … Lightness and joy are the most important themes in this new show. The show is about a wedding; a wedding in which the beloved couple eats each other, dances, flies, even eats cotton candy. They are in love and surrounded by good company: musicians and creatures out of fairy-tales. The big present for the newly married couple are the angels: the protectors, the dreamers, the wise ones. Nowadays in our culture the brides carry a bouquet of flowers. Originally it was just a bunch of strong spices, used to expel the evil ghosts out of marriage. In Corazon de Angeles the bride doesn’t receive a bouquet to expel the bad, but angles to keep the good. The show starts at 10 p.m. on the  Széchenyi Square.

Firebirds – Steam Up the Air (HUN) … Swing Over is a unique acrobatic free show with the most prominent artists of the company. Firebirds Juggling group was established in 2000. Their main profile is fire shows, where acrobatics and fire dance are combined with innovative elements and spectacular effects in a unique way. In addition, the repertoire involves classic jester street performances, children’splayhouses and different contemporary juggling and acrobatics acts. Requirements towards the scene these days are beyond a classical circus show. Being aware of this, Firebirds contribute to new circus and circus-theater pieces and stage some fire theater performances of their own. Firebirds strive to constantly improve their skills and creativity. They take part in numerous international juggling conventions and courses as invited tutors. These events are great for exchanging experience and improvement.
Since their establishment, they had more than 2000 performances across the world. Their work aims for a harmonious balance of technique, visuals and artistic self-expression. Dates: July, 1. 11 p.m. Theater Square and July,3. 9.30 p.m. Széchenyi Square. The show starts at 11 p.m.

Fantomatik Orchestra is one of the first Italian bands who started this new marching-band trend 15 years ago. As a matter of fact, the “Fantomatik guys” do offer a double variety of musical performances, both on stage and on the street. The whole Orchestra consists of 13 musicians: 1 baritone saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 4 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 electric guitar and 3 percussions. Fantomatik Orchestra has attended several jazz and blues festivals , as well Busker days like the Italian “Pistoia Blues, “Umbria Jazz” the “Fete de la Musique” in Paris, and other important European festivals in Besinnes, Linz, Ales, Antibes, Berlin, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Varazdin and many others. Fantomatik Orchestra has also opened the concerts of international artists like Genesis, Morcheeba, Earth Wind & Fire, George Clinton…The concert can be visited free of charge and is recommended for any age groups, they will play on the streets between Szent István square and Széchenyi Square. July, 1. 9 p.m. –  Széchényi Square and on July, 2. 9.30 p.m. on the Promenade. Their concert begin at 9 p.m., venue: Széchenyi Square.

Firebirds – Steam is ON! (HUN)
The scene plays in the world of steam punk, a fictional age where steam power is still widely used – like the Victorian era in Britain – that incorporates elements of both science fiction and fantasy. The three weird outlaw characters are running away from the law driving their marvelous steam-powered velocipede. The complication starts when their vehicle unexpectedly breaks down. Are they skillful enough to repair it in time? July, 1. 8.30 p.m.  Széchenyi Square and July, 3.  5 p.m. at Jókai Square. The show kicks off at 8.30 p.m. at Széchenyi Square.

Press release:http://zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/

Update by Aggie Reiter

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