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Toma Sprostranov: “I turned 75 at the stage, Joss Stone was singing for me…”

August 3, 2017 by · No comments

Interview with Toma Sprostranov by Veselina Filipova published in the jubilee book edition “20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko” 112 pages Compiled by Veselina Filipova Publisher: Factory for books, Print: BG book ЕАД ISBN: 978-619-230-008-1 First publication in“Zhalt trud” newspaper, 2016 His name symbolizes artistic longevity. An emblematic DJ, the man-radio. They define Toma Sprostranov […]

First jubilee book edition “20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko”

July 29, 2017 by · No comments

Interview with the Journalist Vesselina Filipova by Dessislava Berndt Translation from Bulgarian: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva 20 years International Jazz Festival Bansko 112 pages Compiled by Veselina Filipova Publisher: Factory for books, Print: BG Buch EAD ISBN: 978-619-230-008-1 Since 2009 Public Republic has been a media partner of the International Jazz Festival Bansko with […]

Bansko Jazz 2017 – the programme

March 9, 2017 by · No comments

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, […]

Artist of the Week – Gary Odd

March 6, 2017 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Gary Odd, author, illustrator, publisher of ulpi.com, musician and inventor of the character Ulpi Translation from German: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Gary Odd (a.k.a. Gary Sinnlos) is an author, illustrator and publisher of ulpi.com, as well as a musician and inventor of the character Ulpi. Ulpi`s adventures finance his […]

Artist of the Week – Keito Saito

November 28, 2016 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Japanese boogie woogie piano player and composer Keito Saito Proofreading by Polina Georgieva 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 […]

Artist of the Week – RALYZZ DIG

October 10, 2016 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Yuichiro Tokuda from the Japanese Jazz Band RALYZZ DIG Proofreading: Polina Georgieva 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 […]

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 to

We need the ordinary to accept the changes: about new roads

July 26, 2016 by ·

Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Elena Pérez-Ardá López 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 […]

Bansko Jazz 2016 – the programme

July 10, 2016 by ·

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, […]

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 […]

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”. 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 […]

Artist of the Week – Silvia Mitev

March 7, 2016 by ·

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Fado singer Silvia Mitev 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 […]

Artist of the Week – Fabien Prioville

November 30, 2015 by ·

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

Artist of the Week – Jarle Bernhoft

November 16, 2015 by ·

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. Bernhoft, Photo: Fred Jonny I discovered Bernhoft on the Traumzeit […]

VeiveCura – Rina Lou Remix free download

October 16, 2015 by ·

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 […]

���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” […]

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 […]

Bansko Jazz 2015 – the programme

June 17, 2015 by ·

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, […]

Bansko Jazz 2015 – Silvan Zingg

May 31, 2015 by ·

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the boogie woogie and blues piano player Silvan Zingg 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 […]

Time for us

April 22, 2015 by · No comments

Time for us is a piece by the dancer and choreographer Fabien Prioville and his wife Azusa Seyama who works as a dancer with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. It focuses on the experienced moment of two people meeting each other. It is a search for the significance of this moment, an exploration of places of […]