14 years of Mezrab - Birthday party
14 years of cultural fire
14 years of music
Time for a big Saturday night celebration with two super bands, Dj's, mc storyteller & surprises.
Mezrab proudly presents:
MARKSCHEIDER KUNST (RUS) & SHE'KOYOKH (ENG)
ZÉ KARLO & FRIENDS
MC iLYA BRODSKY
MARKSCHEIDER KUNST (RUS)
A Russian band with a German name that plays tropically hot music. Rather odd. Or maybe not. The unusual name in German stands for Mine Surveyor, as most band members were studying surveying when they met in the early Nineties. And being asked why a band from rather chilly and grim St.Petersburg makes such extremely sunny music, Sergey "Efr" Efremenko, Markscheider's singer, explains: "Exactly because we don't get enough sun, warmth and light, we have to compensate this. Drugs are not a solution in the long run - music is."
Their melodic, infectious and most of all irresistibly danceable music effortlessly crosses borders and charms smiles onto everybody's faces. Their concerts are high-energy affairs full of positive vibrations.
This is fuelled by Latin ska, cumbia jazz, reggae, rumba or afrobeat as well as Russian folk melodies and Russian vocals. The brass section pumps while the Hawaii guitar opens the Buena Vista Russian Club.
As Boris Grebinshikov, Russia's uber-musician and poet put it: Markscheider Kunst is the only band in Russia that plays happy music - and that on the highest level.
The hottest and best klezmer outfit from Great Britain, their name in Yiddish meaning nice one! Do we need to proceed?
With sixteen years spent absorbing and performing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, She’Koyokh’s shows bring together the stunning polyphonic melodies and intricate rhythms of Bulgaria, treasured tunes from Serbian villages and exhilarating Gypsy dances from Romania as well as soulful Sephardic songs and klezmer music from Jewish eastern Europe.
Added to the mix is an Albanian folk song popular in southern Kosovo, a song from south-west Turkey about wild goats and unmarried women, a love song for a Gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes, a beautiful Armenian song about migration and a Yiddish Swing number from 1950s New York.
5***** The Evening Standard: “She’Koyokh are London’s best Balkan band”
4**** The Guardian: “One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music”
ZÉ KARLO & FRIENDS
At the DJ booth all night long..
The awesome and sweet mc ILYA BRODSKY represent!
Tickets: 15 EUR
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Tickets at the door: we will keep you updated :)
Doors open: 21 PM with DJ
First band: 22 PM
DJ's ★ Hummus ★ Surprises ★ Mc ★ 14 Years of Mezrab