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Even if these waves are calmed

July 27, 2016 by ·

Simon Perchik


Photo:Yoshikazu TAKADA

Even if these waves are calmed
this rock deserves respect
though there’s no grave

not yet that first turn
to the side, smoothed
the way all night your eyes

stare at the beach, guiding it
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We need the ordinary to accept the changes: about new roads

July 26, 2016 by ·

Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Elena P������������������rez-Ardá López

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Elena, it is my pleasure to present your work to the Public Republic readers. Can you tell us what got you into photography? In what way photography is an art of its own, what makes it special for you, and do you find it similar to other arts?

I was born in the south of Spain, but mostly grew up in the north. So this is something that straight away influenced my way of looking at things, such as distances and landscapes.When I started studying art, I had classes for painting, drawing and sculpture. It was not until my 4th year of University, when I went to art school in Germany that I focused on taking pictures. Photography doesn’t have to fight anymore for being an art of its own. I think it is already a very common tool for art purposes. For me it was a natural choice, I started to resolved all the assignments I was getting for class with my camera. I realised that was the way to go for me. At the end, everything has to deal with image, the choice is just personal.


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Each place has its own advantages - heaven for the climate, and hell for the society.
Mark Twain

Bansko Jazz 2016 – the programme

July 10, 2016 by ·

Jazz Festival Bansko

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans.

Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year in August in the small town of Bansko. The concerts are free for the public.

Traditionally, the programme features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends. During the festival week jazz is also played on various smaller stages in the large resort complexes and restaurants.
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XIX JAZZ FESTIVAL BANSKO 2016
6 – 13 August

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Artist of the Week – Seven

May 30, 2016 by ·

Interview with the Swiss R&B and soul singer Seven
by Dessislava Berndt
Translated from German: Dessislava Berndt,
Proofreading: Polina Georgieva

In the third show of the music event series “Sing My Song – The Exchange Concert” at VOX other stars of the German music scene as Nena, Samy Deluxe, Alec Völkel and Sascha Vollmer from the band “The BossHoss”, Wolfgang Niedecken and Annett Louisan occur next to the host Xavier Naidoo. The R&B and soul singer and musician Seven is the first Swiss participant this time.

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Xavier Naidoo and Seven, Photo: Archive Seven

I met the singer before his appearance at the JazzRally Festival in Dusseldorf and was fortunate to meet not only an exceptional singer, but also a very attentive and serious person. In our interview below you can read about the show, his performances, his wishes and views on work, family and life.

Seven, tonight you are playing at the Jazz Rally in Dusseldorf. We know that your favorite number is seven, that your parents are musicians, that you have been making music for 14 years and that you have released 10 albums. What doesn���������t the German public know about the artist Seven?

Of course, the German public knows the things shown at the exchange concert. I am very glad that this show had the chance to provide a special evening for every participant. On the second evening of the show my colleagues performed my songs and I was grateful that they selected a great variety of very different songs: from “Lost” interpreted by Xavier and Samy to “Wake up” performed by The Boss Hoss.

These were songs selected from 12 years of work and not just from one album. Further, they chose songs from a catalog that might fit them. I am very happy that they showed a great musical section of my work.
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Gospel Stars in Wuppertal

March 21, 2016 by ·

Gospel Stars will perform at “Barmer Kultursommer 2016” (Barmer Summer Culture) in Wuppertal and they sing at the cultural center “Immanuel church”.

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Seth Pinnock (UK) and Dr. Alexis Maston (USA) are very socially committed and want with their appearance to support the charitable projects of Pro Charity and music e.V.

At the tender age of 7 Seth Pinnock gained notoriety for his unique gift in song. Throughout his teens, he became member of a trailblazing mixed denomination choir named “Designed Destiny”. “Designed Destiny” went on to appear on GMTV and BBC.

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Artist of the Week – Silvia Mitev

March 7, 2016 by ·

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Fado singer Silvia Mitev

Jazz Festival Bansko

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans.

Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held annually from August 8th to 13th in the small town of Bansko. Tickets for the concerts are free of charge for the public. Traditionally, the programme features styles and groups representing almost all jazz styles. During the festival week, jazz is also played on various smaller stages in the large resort complexes and restaurants.

Today we would like to present you the Fado singer Silvia Mitev (Bulgaria/Portugal). She will perform in a concert at the 2016 edition of the Jazz festival held in the Bularian mountains.

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Silvia, how did you come upon the invitation for Bansko Jazz Festival? Are you participating for the firts time?

I should say I came upon the invitation to participate in the Bansko Jazz Festival due to a kind of a family bet 🙂 My family has always been retated to music both in a professional and personal way. So Bansko Jazz Festival has always been considered by us a very well respected and amazing stage, not only because of the international recognition which it has already earned, but because of the celebrity artists and musicians who present their magnificent work here; also because of the great audience, which I know is very demanding.

In this particular case, I owe this firts participation in Bansko Jazz Festival to my mother and my father because when I released my firts album, they wanted me to present it in Bansko and engaged this project as their first priority during one of their first coming holidays to Bulgaria. And of course I owe it especially to Dr. Emil Iliev because he beleived in me! 🙂 It is a huge responsibility and a great honor for me to sing on this particular stage which has already received tremendosly huge names and universally recognized Bulgarian and foreign artists like Vassil Petrov, Yildiz Ibrahimova, Scott Hamilton, Kamelia Todorova, Ana Moura and so many others …

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Silvia Mitev, Photo: Hugo Macedо

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Artist of the Week – Fabien Prioville

November 30, 2015 by ·

Interview with the French choreographer and dancer Fabien Prioville by Dessislava Berndt

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Of course, when you live in Wuppertal and like Pina Bausch’s work, you are always curious to discover everything regarding the dance company and the activities of the former dancers- especially after Pina Bausch has passed away.

Fabien Prioville is more than a former dancer of the company where he was a member for seven years. Fabien Prioville graduated at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers. He later worked with Édouard Lock and his company ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Canada, before he joined Philippe Blanchard in Stockholm. In 1999 he became a member of Pina Bausch´s Tanztheater Wuppertal.

He has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer since 2006. He has worked together with Josef Nadj and Davis Freeman, among others. Various commissioned works brought him to New York’s Juilliard School, as well as to Japan and Australia.

In 2010 he founded the Fabien Prioville Dance Company. Since then he has created six productions, e.g. his first solo �������Jailbreak Mind” which was co-produced by tanzhaus NRW and Trafó Budapest.

“Experiment on chatting bodies” was my first contact with the Fabien’s work.

I was fascinated by the fresh and unusual performance of Pascal Merighi and Fabien Prioville in front of us on the stage in Germany, as well as by the live connected people joining the performance via Skype.
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Artist of the Week ������� Jarle Bernhoft

November 16, 2015 by ·

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Interview with the Norwegian musician Jarle Bernhoft by Dessislava Berndt

Standing ovations for an extraordinary musician: This happened on 31.10.15 at the New Fall Festival in Robert Schumann Hall D��sseldorf.

Bernhoft, a fantastic vocalist, guitar player and entertainer from Norway played there with his band.

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Bernhoft, Photo: Fred Jonny

I discovered Bernhoft on the Traumzeit Duisburg Festival in 2011 and brought him to your attention with the following interviews:

http://www.public-republic.net/artist-of-the-week-%e2%80%93-jarle-bernhoft.php/

http://www.public-republic.net/artist-of-the-week-jarle-bernhoft.php/

Because he has lived and toured in the USA for the last three years, Bernhoft has not been able to be in Europe so often. So, when I heard that he will be again in North Rhine Westphalia I arranged to meet him in Düsseldorf. There, I was lucky to speak again personally to the Grammy nominated artist and to ask him a few questions.
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VeiveCura – Rina Lou Remix free download

October 16, 2015 by ·

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Dear readers, Public Republic was chosen together with seven other online magazines

– The Breakfast Jumpers
– Dance Like Shaquille O’ Neal
– Just Kids Magazine
– Mescalina
– Radio Bombay
– Shake Grandipalledifuoco
– Son of Marketing | Unknown Music Pleasures

to be part of the release of the new VeiveCura Album “Walkin’ On Persepolis”.

Today, 16th of October 2015, the 8 remixes are available for an exclusive one-day download from 8 different online magazines and Public Republic is one of them.

Tour dates of VeiveCura:

• 18.10.: BRAUSE, Dusseldorf (GER)
• 20.10: WELTEMPFANGER BACKPACKER, Cologne (GER)
• 22.10: ENDSTATION SEHENSUCHT, Wuppertal (GER)
����� 23.10: HEY PAPA, Hamburg (GER)
• 24.10: KIKI SOL, Berlin (GER)
��� 26.10.: CAFE GALAO, Stuttgard (GER)
• 28.10.: OFFICINE CORSARE, Torino (ITA)
• 29.10.: ARCI ORIGAMI, La Spezia (ITA)
������� 30.10.: RIVE JAZZ CLUB, Bassano del Grappa (VI, ITA)
• 2.11.: OSTERIA DEL FICO, Cremona (ITA)
��� 5.11.: GALA CAFFÈ, Martinsicuro (TE, ITA)
������� 6.11.: PORCELLI TAVERN, Amelia (TR, ITA)
��� 7.11.: FERRO 3, Scafati (SA, ITA)
• 8.11.: NA COSETTA, Roma (ITA).

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���Walkin’ On Persepolis”

October 12, 2015 by ·

Dear reader, Public Republic presented the band Veivecura to your attention with an exclusive interview on 08.09.14: Artist of the Week-Veivecura/

Today, Public Republic was chosen together with seven other online magazines �����The Breakfast Jumpers�����������������������, �������������Dance Like Shaquille O’ Neal”, ���Just Kids Magazine�����, ���Mescalina”,”Radio Bombay���, “Shake Grandipalledifuoco” and “Son of Marketing | Unknown Music Pleasuresto” to be part of the release of the new Veivecura Album “Walkin��� On Persepolis”.

“Walkin’ on Persepolis” will be released on 16th of October 2015. So, the same day the 8 remixes will be available for an exclusive one-day download from 8 different online magazines and Public Republic will be one of them.

We would like to thank Veivecura and the label La Vigna Dischi for their trust and wish them good luck with the album release and the coming tour!

In this relation we spoke with Davide Iacono from Veivecura. Here are his answers:

Davide, how did you get the ideas for the new album and what is the meaning of the name?

The song Persepolis was born casually, from a reverse loop of a piano take. It was not meant to be part of the Goodmorning Utopia (our last studio album) tracklist, but then I decided it to be the first track of the album. It lasts only one and half minute, so then I thought: “Why don’t we give Persepolis a longer life?�������

Initially I wanted to create a longer version of the song, but then I thought to let some musician and producer friends to give it a new life. From today 8 different versions of Persepolis are available. 8 sons of a unique mother.

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The title of the album �����Walkin’ On Persepolis” is a metaphor: a walk through the ruins of one person�������s past. It was taken from the only words of the original track.
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Artist of the Week – RaumZeitPiraten

June 22, 2015 by ·

Interview with the space and time-bending artists collective RaumZeitPiraten by Dessislava Berndt


Monument for a forgotten future / RaumZeitPiraten in Gelsenkirchen 2012 from RaumZeitPiraten on Vimeo.

Who are the RaumZeitPiraten? How did you come up with the idea of this concept?

We are RaumZeitPiraten, a space and time-bending artists collective. We started working in 2007 as a group because we felt the need to get out of the spirals of egocentric self-stimulation. Apart from the very inspiring concept of the four-dimensional “Raumzeit” of Albert Einstein, space and time are determining elements of perception and creation. As pirates we feel free to mess around with these elements as we please, sailing away from industrial and commercial interests to custom-built lands.

CinemaBackyard – BreitSeite / CycloCopter – RaumZeitPiraten from RaumZeitPiraten on Vimeo.

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Bansko Jazz 2015 – the programme

June 17, 2015 by ·

Jazz Festival Bansko

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans.
Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year in August in the small town of Bansko. The concerts are free for the public.
Traditionally, the programme features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends. During the festival week jazz is also played on various smaller stages in the large resort complexes and restaurants.

banskojazzfest.com

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XVIII JAZZ FESTIVAL BANSKO 2015
7 ��� 13 August

PROGRAMME

August 7th, Friday

1. Christina Kirova Quintet (Bulgaria) – Christina Kirova – vocals, Angel Nikolov – piano, Alexander Vasev – keyboard, Stefan Vratchev ��� double bass, Issak Benbassat – drums

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