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Within a year and a day, the live album of the essential Slovak rock alternative group OTRAS is published by the label Hevhetia (2023 on bandcamp), capturing their concert in the well-known Kaštan club in Prague on January 28, 2022. The reunited band after twenty years consists of long-term bandmates from various projects Peter “Varso” Varsavik (vocals, guitar, songs) and Julo Fujak (drums, voice, arr.), as well as Jožo Hruška (fretless bassguitar) and David Šubík (keyboards, electronics), former music producer of the first album Kysucký postindustriál (1998).

After the release of the award-winning album Sonety (Radioheads award), a group of jazz musicians and literary enthusiasts centred around František Báleš comes with their second original work combining the beauty of Slovak poetry and music. The leader of the ensemble is known in artistic circles not only as a jazz musician, but also as an admirer and promoter of classical poetry. Inspired by works that are known to the wider public mainly from school days, he decided to popularise this literature with his own musical creations, influenced by jazz and classical music.

The 4th album of the band Nebeská muzika entitled Šťastné a Nebeské… (Happy and Heavenly…) was created in the spirit of a line from a traditional Bethlehem play. You can listen to musical gems “mined” from the Orava and Terchov side of the legendary mountain range of Malá Fatra (Slovakia). Imaginative arrangements in the style of world music with rich folk instrumentation capture the local cultural tradition from Advent to Three Kings Day. This musical gift from the land of the highwayman Jánošík is wrapped in a sumptuous hand-illustrated bilingual booklet, offering a surprising artistic look “inside”.

Mirka Novak & Edward Miles played songs from the album Malbum.

A remarkable duo, consisting of the exceptional singer with Japanese roots Yumi Ito and the Polish talented guitarist Szymon Mika, is currently releasing their joint album Ekual.

The „WeEurope.art” concert will be the largest jazz music concert in the Old Continent. Jazz music concert organisers from all over Europe have worked together to make this project a reality. All concerts organised as part of the „WeEurope.art” project can be viewed online free of charge at WeEurope.art and on Facebook.com/WeEuropeArt in the Events section on 21st May 2021 on 8.00 PM (CEST).

Already on Friday, 21st May a dozen or so artists will give the largest online concert in the Old Continent’s history, called “We Europe”. The event called WE EUROPE will consist of 10 live concerts from 10 European countries. All of them will be available for free at: WeEurope.art, starting from 8 p.m.

London joins European metropolises to take part in the Old Continent’s biggest online jazz concert We Europe. The concert at the iconic Vortex Jazz Club will feature Alina Bzhezhinska.

On May 21, jazz concerts will take place in nine places in Europe as part of the WE EUROPE project. These will be streamed and made available to the public for free!

Following the Spanish flu pandemic the economy boomed, major technological advances were made, artistic life flourished and the jazz music scene blossomed. With those events from the 1920s in mind, nine artists will give the largest online concert in the Old Continent’s history, called “We Europe”. All performances will be available to viewers online and free of charge at WeEurope.art. On Friday, 21st May at 8 p.m.


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