We had the chance to talk with Sofyann Ben Youssef aka AMMAR 808. Mixing Gnawa, Targ and Raï North African music with electronic beats in a perfect balance to take you to a new zone, where you can imagine a different world influenced by a touch of Sci-Fi We could also chat with Sia Rosenberg, the creative person behind the amazing visuals they projected along the concert.
Here we bring to you another interview from Sines Festival. This time it is the turn of the wonderful Sutari: Basia Songin, Kasia Kapela and Zosia Zembrzuska. Three young women who reinterpret traditional Polish songs with the Sutartine style, an ancestral Lithuanian tradition that is based on harmony and perfect connection between the voices of 2, 3 or 4 women. In addition to that, they also explore the musicality of kitchen instruments used in their daily lives. An irresistible and creative amalgam for the ears: let yourself be carried away by the harmony of Sutari!
The first day of our arrival in Sines we had the pleasure of chatting with the members of Širom, Slovenian band formed by Samo Kutin, Iztok Koren and Ana Kravanja who honestly surprised us with extreme gratitude. They called their music as imaginary folk or folk from a parallel universe, and after experiencing their concert that’s what we would say too…
Tras muchos años sin poder asistir a este formidable evento, este año, el colectivo de World is Music ha tenido la oportunidad de volver a un festival que nos abrió imensamente nuestros horizontes musicales. Y no solo eso, puesWOMAD es un canto hacia la igualdad, multiculturalidad, tolerancia y la fraternidad entre pueblos.
The 2017 edition of the Italian electronic and experimental music festival FAT FAT FATrun by the Italian collective Harmonized Soundsystem has again exceeded all expectations. From August 4-6 we experienced the mix of musical quality and an unbelievable setting between the historical piazza of the medieval town Morrovalle and a beautiful old farm site in Corridonia, on the Adriatic coast of Italy. This festival convinced in his only second edition with a high-end line up including the likes of the Yussef Kamaal Trio, Nightmares on Wax, Funkineven, the incredible Jayda G or the producer-collector Awesome Tapes from Africa. Continuing on this track it will be no wonder to soon find the FAT FAT FAT among the best-curated alternative electronic music festivals in Europe.
At the end of August we were finally on our way to the Southern tip of the Istrian Coast of the Adriatic – Pula, a city full of Roman heritage with a magnificent abandoned fort of the 17th century. We would spend the days from the 23rd to the 28th of August at the amazing Dimensions Festival 2016, the 5th edition of the by now internationally recognized dance music festival organised by a bunch of British music lovers who seem to have discovered the perfect festival setting.