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Program

10 Jun 2007 00:00 - 22 Jun 2007 00:00

Pulse Festival 2007

In its third year Pulse. the festival of Central European music, launches an open-air festival at the South Bank featuring Illustratosphere and Gipsy and also presents a wide range of musicians at favourite club venues.

 

CZECH HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

16 JUNE 2007, SATURDAY

COIN STREET FESTIVAL

Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 London
(next to OXO Tower Wharf)
FREE!

 

15.00–16.00 / WESTERN UNION–CM STAGE

DAN BARTA & ILLUSTRATOSPHERE

At 37 years old Dan Barta is one of the Czech Republic’s best known and charismatic vocalists. With his distinctive voice and his ability to reference rock, funk, blues and jazz in his unique songwriting Dan and his band Illustratosphere have released acclaimed albums including such as ‘Illustratosphere’ and ‘Entropicture’ and have been awarded 7 Czech Grammy Awards since 1998.

www.danbarta.cz

 

 

16.00–17.00 / WESTERN UNION–CM STAGE

GIPSY.CZ

In 2004 Gipsy.cz appeared on the Czech music scene like a flash of lightning, coming from the dark clouds of the Hip-Hop scene, he started cooperation with the top Czech gypsy musicians and created a new explosive mixture. To Hip-Hop he added violin, accordion, acoustic guitar, double bass and cimbalon sounds, throwing in Romarythms and language and letting himself be inspired by Balkan Roma brass bands playing songs at 200 bpm.
www.gipsy.cz 

 

13.30–14.15 /  PISHTER STAGE

BUDOAR STARE DAMY

In 2002, when the debut of the BSD, „Na hraní“, was published, nobody was left to doubt that there is ferocious rock youth here, with a clear idea of the future direction, without depression and with a young energy. In music, it is possible to compare them to the Hole, for the combination of the melodic or even pop parts, with yelling refrains. Now one can see that the band has not stopped to develop and has not lost anything of its beauty. During the three years between the succesful debut and „My o vlku“, the musicians made a progress, improved their musical craftmanship, but did not lost anything from their cute innocence.
www.budoar.cz

 

 

 

 

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20 JUNE 2007, WEDNESDAY

CARLING ACADEMY ISLINGTON

1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 0PS London
£14 / £16

 

21.30–22.30

DIVOKEJ BILL

Divokej Bill originates from the Czech Republic.  Over the years they have developed their own musical style, which has been described as electric folk rock featuring traditional Czech instruments.  Their fourth self titled album went to the summit of the album charts and they played over 40 arena concerts in the Czech Republic, no other home grown artist has ever achieved this feat.
www.divokejbill.cz

 

 

 

 

22.45–23.45

CZECHOMOR

Cult world music band “Czechomor” originate from the Czech Republic. Deeply rooted in Moravian Village music, their repertoire reflects the passion and anguish of a region moulded by centuries of Ottoman raids, Napoleonic battles and folk ballads. The band’s unique melange of traditional folk mixed with Ottoman dissonance, Gypsy czardas and Celtic rhythms have succeeded in winning over young and old alike. They have sold over 200,000 albums throughout the world.
www.czechomor.com

 

 

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CARGO
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch
EC2A 3AY London
£10

 

23.15–00.15

TATABOJS

Tata Bojs, from the Czech Republic, were founded 18 years ago by two friends - Mardosa and Milan Cais - in their school canteen when both were 14 years old. Notorious for their outrageous live shows that still consistently sell out, Tata Bojs have long been acclaimed as true innovators in their homeland, combining lavish stage productions with dynamic and unforgettable stage performances. The bands refusal to heed convention and their constant striving for creative and musical growth leaves them without peers. They recently received a 6th Czech Grammy - for their live DVD Nanotour – continuing their relentless march into the annals of Czech music history.
www.tatabojs.cz

 

 

 

02.15–03.00

MIDILIDI

Simple to listen to. A simple message: Electro. Video. Love. Midi Lidi are an electronic project which originated from the darker musical side of Krasny Stehovak Gerard & Sexualni Nabytek (Gerard The Beautiful Flitter and Sexual Furniture), along with video friends from Fiume. They play electronic music in their own unique style mixed with spliced Czech lyrics. The members of Midi Lidi are more famous in the world of Czech culture as film makers, theatre performers and visual artists. On the 1st May 2007, Midi Lidi bring out their first record "Cekani na robota" (Waiting For Robot).
www.myspace.com/midilidi

 

 

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Full programme and more information about the festival on www.pulse-festival.com 

 

www.cmsounds.com

 

Venue:

116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
United Kingdom

Date

From: 10 Jun 2007 00:00
To: 22 Jun 2007 00:00

Organizer:

Pishter Ltd.


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