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Afenginn & Bastarda

Afenginn (c) Soeren Solkaer

Afenginn (c) Soeren Solkaer

Afenginn – Nowadays, this Copenhagen-based band is one of the most interesting Scandinavian bands fusing folk, rock and classical music (i.e. through frequent references to baroque music). For years, Afenginn have been successfully giving concerts all over Denmark. They have been, among others, the stars of the largest festival in the country- the famous Rockslide. Outside their country, the musicians have made it big, among others, at special concerts in New York or in Austin at SXSW. Their most recent concept album, “Opus”, is a chamber pop opera fusing all elements characteristic for the band, ranging from classical music to more popular sounds. In Lublin, the Danes will present a debut project in collaboration with the Polish trio Bastarda which is one of the special productions of this year’s East of Culture – Different Sounds.

Bastarda, (c) Emilian Aleksander

Bastarda, (c) Emilian Aleksander

Bastarda – their album, released by Lado ABC was considered one of the most interesting music events of 2017 by the majority of Polish music industry. The trio, consisting of Paweł Szamburski, Michał Górczyński and Tomasz Pokrzywiński surprised many by reaching for medieval music composed by the slightly forgotten Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz . The works of this 15th century composer were the point of departure for Bastarda and their album “Promitat Eterno” which is largely based on the sounds of clarinets and cellos. The album features a guest appearance by the pianist Marcin Masecki and on the whole is a very original and fresh addition to the genre. For East of Culture – Different Sounds, Bastarda is joining forces with the large Danish band Afenginn. As a result, on stage we will get a very impressive instrument set and over 10-strong orchestra. This collaborative project will be one of the debuts of this year’s festival.