Thursday May 6, 2021 | 19:30 CET

Embracing

Heritage

VIGÜELA 

Spain

RADIANT ARCADIA

Denmark

SKYE CONSORT & EMMA BJÖRLING

Canada / Sweden

JANUSZ PRUSINOWSKI KOMPANIA

Poland

EMBRACING HERITAGE

Presentation by Birgit Ellinghaus - Curator & Director of alba KULTUR
Music: Skye consort & Emma Björling - Herr Hillebrand

Time travel with these contemporary tradition bearers that embrace their musical roots.

Spain

VIGÜELA 

Vigüela: the untamed sound from the land of Don Quixote.
The history of Vigüela is the story of a vital surrender to a cultural legacy of a wild and very ignored beauty: the traditional music of the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. A musical legacy that does not need romantic or ethnographic justifications to be valued. Vigüela are in the catalogue of recommended artists by the AECID agency (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Agency: Mapamundi Música 

Denmark

RADIANT ARCADIA 

Radiant Arcadia is a group of women musicians, of Muslim, Jewish and Christian background. They have a diverse origin that is deeply reflected in their songs and music, which spans Palestinian folksongs, Qawali, Nordic folk, Klezmer and much more. They sing in 14 languages and aim to spread peace, joy and collaboration everywhere they go.
Agency: Tavse Stemmer - Missing Voices.dk 

Canada / Sweden

SKYE CONSORT & EMMA BJÖRLING

Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform trans-Atlantic arrangements of songs and tunes from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Québec, Acadia, the USA, and original compositions. Each musician brings their own interpretation to these traditions to create this extraordinary collaboration, consisting of voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, bouzouki, banjo, and percussion. Collectively, they present an assortment of whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, and breathtaking hymns.
Agency: Canis Major Music 

Poland

JANUSZ PRUSINOWSKI KOMPANIA

At the beginning of the 1990s, the young musicians from the Eastern side of Europe, began to pursue the Western influences in a free way. Prusinowski and friends started to learn the music from the village masters, who had been neglected for decades. Some called them crazy. What could be interesting in those boorish old men? 30 years later, Janusz Prusinowski Kompania is the main representative of Polish traditional music, acclaimed locally and internationally.
Agency: Mapamundi Música 

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Save the dates! 
May 5-7
May 12-14

2021