The next months will be highly exciting for our Portuguese artist OMIRI! First, he will play a showcase on Hamburg's Reeperbahn-Festival on September 19th. Second, the jury of the WOMEX chose him to play a showcase and invited him to Tampere in Finland where the most international music meeting in the world runs from Oktober 23rd until 27th. We are very pleased with him. By the way, third, OMIRI will release his new album in the middle of July.
20/06/2019 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
It can hardly be greener! The Schrammel.Klang.Festival in Austrian Litschau is nuzzling into the landscape of the local lake Herrensee. The artists play their concerts into the Herrensee theatre which is open to all sides and on little natural stages along the paths around the lake. We are very happy that Johanna Juhola will be part of this nature and music merging event with the trio line-up and in an acoustic duo formation with Roope Aarnio!
The four singers will be part of this year's folkBaltica festival in and around Flensburg at the end of May. On May 23rd and 24th they will perform together with Nikolaj Busk from Dreamers' Circus. We are very excited to enjoy this very rare and exclusive combination of outstanding artists! However, this is not enough. Kraja will also be part of one of the festival's highlights: the All Star Band concert with soloists. The motto of the folkBaltica festival is "Sturm & Stille" this year - we are looking forward to the stormy and silent moments with Kraja!
We are very happy to announce that VOXID will be part of this year's Krämerbrückenfest in Erfurt. The festival lasts from 14th of June until 16th of June and attracts art-, culture- and music lovers not only from Erfurt and the surrounding region but from much further away. There will be different stages and places for performances within the city and we are very proud that VOXID will perform in front of Erfurt's monumental building, the dome. The concert is confirmed for June 15th and will be a great chance for the five singers to present their music to a big audience.
Triakel will be back with their new album on April 5th! It is titled ”Händelser i Norr” (Events in the North) and the Swedish trio tells stories from past times on it. 150 years ago, when there was no telephone, TV and internet, happenings could only be passed on by re-telling them. That could be happy events like marriages or visitations by famous personalities as well as sad or scary incidents like murder, disappearance and death. ”Händelser i Norr” tells those true stories and we are very excited to listen! Live dates for Germany are in progress.
Parallel to their live shows and preparations for the festival season the five musicians are also working in the studio on a new album. It will be a christmas record called "Cherubim" and appear on SONY Classical in autumn. Therefore, ALMA decided to search the archives for songs that allow an introverted but also festive instrumentation. Thus the end of the year will be the perfect moment for ALMA to sparkle with "Cherubim".
The five musicians will perform in very extraordinary venues of southern Germany on Thursday March 14th and Friday March 15th. Their first stop will be in Gilching where they play under the motto "Musik im Rathaus" in the city's most important official building which will be filled with a relaxed and unofficial atmosphere. One day later Julia, Matteo, Marlene, Evelyn und Marie-Theres will be part of the Zwölfte Weyarner Kleinkunsttage and give the "WeyHalla" which is usually used for rather sportive than musical reasons the special alpine touch! Enjoy.
05/03/2019 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
Johanna Juhola Reaktori will come to Germany for several concerts in March and April! Between March 5th and March 9th the four Finnish musicians will perform in Oldenburg and Hannover first. On March 7th there will be a short exclusive concert where Johanna is accompanied by Antti Kujanpää (piano and harmonium) in Hamburg's location Tango Matrix. Afterwards the quartet will move forward to Flensburg in order to play two concerts in the Orpheus Theater on March 8th and 9th. The first of the two gigs will take place under the motto “The Tango Alternative Night” whereas the second is dedicated to Johanna Juhola Reaktori’s new record “Shadow of a Diva”. Johanna Juhola Reaktori will return in April in order to play two more concerts in Ravensburg (4.4.) and Nürnberg (5.4.). We are looking forward! You find more information here.
We are very delighted to welcome OMIRI as a new member in the Laviola family! Although the cooperation is not brand new since Vasco Ribeiro Casais, who's behind OMIRI, was a member of the folkrock band Dazkarieh, which was the first band Laviola ever represented. That was many years ago and now our paths have come together again. OMIRI's artistic concept is as original as exciting since he merges traditional Portuguese dances and songs with modern electronics. The result is inspiring and fascinating at the same time since OMIRI does not only play several traditional instruments, he also works with huge screens on stage in order to bring the Portuguese spirit to the audience. We are very happy to have OMIRI with us. Are you ready to dance?