Glitterbeat Records – „Differences that connect”


A panel focused on Glitterbeat Records. Participants: Peter Weber and Chris Eckman (the directors and founders of the label), moderators: Rafał Księżyk (music journalist), Martyna Markowska (music manager) (Festival Club, Lublin Castle Błonia)

Every year, an important part of East of Culture – Different sounds is the presentation of a record label that stands out in the worldwide music market. This year, we have picked Glitterbeat Records, one of the most important and dynamic labels specializing in vibrant African and Arabian sounds and contemporary music with deep cultural roots.

This label stands on solid foundations and has been built upon sounds and artists seeking and exploring local traditions and roots all the while transcending simple genre specificity. We will see bands that fit this description during the label’s presentation in Lublin. We will travel directly to Turkey, Tunisia and Mali with, respectively, Baba Zula, Ifriqiyya Electrique and Dirtmusic.

The presentation of Glitterbeat Records at East of Culture – Different Sounds 2018 will undoubtedly be one of the pivotal events in our programme and aside from a number of label-related concerts, we will hold a panel with its directors – Peter Weber and Chris Eckman and present an exhibition showcasing the label’s history and achievements.

28 June 2018, 18:30-20:00 | Festival Club, Błonia