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?
The new year has started and we are full of fresh energy. Thus, we will be part of the Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg from January 21st until 23rd. Come and meet us at our stand, we are looking forward to have many exciting meetings and conversations. In addition we are very proud that ALMA got nominated for the Freiburger Leiter. Thus, they will play a showcase on January 21st on 2:30 p.m. and the award ceremony will be on Tuesday, January 22nd. Our fingers are crossed and bags are packed for Freiburg!
05/12/2018 Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard
It has already become a beloved tradition among Helene Blum, Harald Haugaard and their fans since both musicians are touring through Germany during the Advent season for more than ten years. Every year they bring some selected musicians and play contemplative but also joyful Nordic Tunes in order to sweeten the time until Christmas. This year’s theme is called “Berg und Meer – Ein Weihnachtskonzert zwischen Nordic Folk und Alpenklängen“ and the tour starts on December 5th in the Danish city Faaborg. After a short trip to Austria, Helene Blum and Harald Hauggard will come to Germany together with the Austrian musicians Julia Lacherstorfer and Simon Zöchbau as well as Sophie Abraham (Netherlands) and Mattias Pérez (Sweden). They perform their unique show that combines Nordic Folk with alpine sounds in Ravensburg, München, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, Flensburg and Minden. You can find all information about the tour dates and venues here.
On Thursday, November 29th the four Swedish singers will start touring in Germany with their recent album “Isen Sjunger”. The record contains atmospheric Christmas tunes and winter songs. The four musicians will present them live in Germany for the first time. There is even another joyful reason to come on tour as Kraja are celebrating their 15th band anniversary. The “Isen Sjunger” tour will lead the vocal quartet to Hamburg, Erfurt, Schwäbisch-Hall and Stuttgart. It’s the perfect attunement for the contemplative Christmas time. You can find more information about locations and tickets here.
18/11/2018 Dreamers' Circus
On November 24th Dreamers‘ Circus will be part of the folkBALTICA-Windmondkonzert in Husum. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s exhibition centre and should help shorten the long time until the next folkBALTICA festival edition in May 2019 begins. It consists of two parts. First, the folkBALTICA-Ensemble will perform before Ale Carr, Nikolaj Busk und Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen – aka Dreamers‘ Circus – enter the stage. Their positive, energetic music and their juvenile charme will lighten up every day in November, as dark as it may be. We are happy that Dreamers’ Circus join the Windmond show! The concert is already sold out.
20/10/2018 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
The Finnish artist now shows her skills in composing music for theatre. The play called TUHOUTUMATTOMAT Die Unverwüstlichen: Ein Spiel von Mode und Vergänglichkeit will be premiered on November, 3rd at the Ballhaus im Nordpark in Düsseldorf. The libretto has been written by Friederike Felbeck who also directs it. „Die Unverwüstlichen“ deals with questions as „How old can we get?“ or „How will we be aging in the future?“. It tells the story of a young fashion designer who joins forces with a gang of more than 100-year-old actors and singers. The play will be on stage again on November, 4th also at the Ballhaus and on November, 22nd in Duisburg.
15/10/2018 Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard
On October 18th Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard are invited to Bremen in order to play two exclusive concerts. The duo performs before noon in Bremen’s town hall on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Danish consulate under the presence of the Dubbers-Albrecht family. In the afternoon Blum & Haugaard make their musical contribution at the pre-opening of the Hans Christian Andersen exhibition at the Kunsthalle. Therefore, both have developed a special program consisting of some texts by Andersen which they frame with their music. On both occasions Princess Benedikte of Denmark will be present.
The five musicians will be part of the Internationale Kulturbörse in Freiburg several times. During the trade fair that lasts from January 20th until January 23rd 2019 Alma will play a live set in front of Kulturbörse’s trade visitors on Monday, January 21st. Therefore the band was chosen by the jury. Furthermore, the band is nominated for the Freiburger Leiter. The ladder-shaped award represents the trade mark of the Kulturbörse and the winners will be honored on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12 a.m. The award is handed out in the three categories music, performing art and street theatre.
25/09/2018 Johanna Juhola Reaktori
We are very happy to announce that Johanna Juhola is nominated for the Finnish Ethno Award in the category „Artist of the Year“. The award ceremony will be hosted at the Ethnogala on January 10th 2019 at Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Artists from folk, world music and folk dance will be decorated in the categories „Artists of the Year“, „Newcomer“, Producer of the Year“ and more. We keep our fingers crossed.