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When? Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Court Tower, Maribor

Performing:
Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

Bojan Cvetrežnik from Maribor wrote history in the Court Tower. The first, today legendary, concert of the Terrafolk ensemble took place right there in 1999. Before that, Bojan had prepared an author’s evening for the additional programme of the festival Musical September in 1996, and later accidentally broke his violin at the euphoric Terrafolk concert evening. After a decade of touring with Terrafolk, Bojan has been mainly involved in Godalkanje, working with young people for the last ten years. Now he is returning to the Court Tower with a young generation of musicians, Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which has already achieved international recognition under his leadership.

This year’s concert of Godalkanje in the Court Tower is prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek.
They will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also perform on stage with the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment.

A complete musical surplus!

Buy tickets here. (You can also use BON21)

Sound example of Jeana-Christopha Gairarda:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

 

When? Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Kino Šiška (Cathedral Hall), Ljubljana

Performing:
Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

After a few years of big gala concerts, which traditionally take place on the last weekend of the autumn holidays, this time we are moving from the Festival Hall to Kino Šiška! The concert was prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which is led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek, and it takes the audience’s breath away anywhere it plays . Together they will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also perform on the Cathedral stage with the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment. Also the youngest ones will leave their stamp – Hobi Godalkarji.

A complete musical surplus!

 

Sound example of Jean-Christoph Gairard:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

 

Buy tickets here. (You can also use BON21)

 

When? Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Cultural center Krmelj (Krmelj 54)

Performing:

Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

The concert was prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which which is led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek, and it takes the audience’s breath away anywhere it plays. Together they will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also present the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment.

A complete musical surplus!

Sound example of Jean-Christoph Gairard:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

 

When? Ladies and Gentlemen, we are sorry to have to MOVE the WORKSHOP due to measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The date will be announced when it is confirmed, but we anticipate that the workshop will take place in the second week of August 2021!

Where? Mekinje Monastery, Kamnik

What? The Transylvanian violin came to us through Jean-Christoph Gairard, who stopped in Slovenia with Emilio Castiello on one of his many trips to the Roma village of Beica. The village lies near the more famous city of Cluj-Napoca and Jean went there regularly to learn from the master Marcel Ramba. The one-way trip from Marseille is over 2200 km and most of the time he drove it in his yellow van. Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek also visited the masters twice in the heart of Transylvania for an intensive education. Marcel said he doesn’t remember exactly how many times Jean was there. “Maybe 30 times?” he thought. There are debates as to whether the styles of the regions can be learned even without travel. Opinions vary, but those who have learned to sound in some violin dialect usually say that you can only study in the second phase without traveling. At Godalkanje, we tried to bring the knowledge of the regions as close as possible. This year’s Transylvanian music workshops will take place at the academic level. All applications were collected without promotion, only with personal invitations. Participants from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, France and Slovenia will learn most of the visions on their own before arrival. Thus, Slovenia is becoming a point where the door is set through which violinists of Central and Northern Europe can enter the world of Balkan violin styles, and violinists of the Balkans can enter the world of the richness of violin styles of Central and Northern Europe.

When?

All Urban Folk concerts are postponed:

from April 27 to May 1, 2021. The whole week of Godalkanje, Fiddle Gang Jams and concerts of international bands in CSK: we are already looking forward to!

(The exact schedule will be known after the spring release of restrictions. False hope dies last!)

Where? Festivalna dvorana, Vilharjeva 11, Ljubljana What? This year’s big concert of Godalkanje corresponds to the memory of those who are no longer with us. But the program will be even more earthly. It will be woven by the lands of the famous Count Dracula – Transylvania.

The artistic director of the concert will be Jean-Christophe Gairard, already known to the Slovenian audience, who will upgrade his previous productions with Godalkanje and Symbolic Orchestra. Jean-Christophe spent a large part of his life in Transylvania, where he studied traditional and gypsy music. He is a violinist, composer and a sought-after mentor of Transylvanian and Romanian music, leading workshops throughout Europe. In 2014, he was a soloist in the international project “European Symbolic Orchestra”, with which he also recorded the album “Terrafolk & European Symbolic Orchestra – XXLive”. In 2012 and 2016, he led Romanian music workshops as part of Godalkanje and recorded quite a few successful online videos with it.

The orchestra will consist of musicians from six countries. Unfortunately, we will not be dancing this year, but we will be able to practice patience – itching in the heels can be a huge discomfort.

Visitors will be able to enjoy melodies from around Transylvania, including Moldova, Romania and Banat. The event will also be the announcement of a cycle of five “Urban Folk” concerts organized by Godalkanje at the Center of Slavic Cultures (CSK) France Prešeren.

Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin, brač, guitar Gaspard Panfiloff (France) – guitar, balalaika Wouter Vandenabeele (Belgium) Angelika Hudler (Austria) Kathryn Döhner (Germany) Barja Drnovšek, Bojan Cvetrežnik An Černe, Ana Lazar, Ajda Cvek, Nika Škodič – violins Jošt Lampret, Areh Mahkovic – double bass Nejc Škofic – keyboards Slovenian Fiddle Gang Junior Fiddle Gang Namuznjeni Godalkarji  

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