A new "crash" of the musicians of different cultures from three continents will take place in Opatija From 8 - 12 November.
The 7th Jazz Ex Tempore, organized by Liburnia Jazz and under the leadership of artistic director Elvis Stanic, will bring together musicians from Uruguay, Morocco, Italy and Croatia, which will give the stamp of their culture and tradition performing together compositions typical of their cultures.
In previous editions of Jazz Ex Tempore there has not been any guitar player invited so far. This year, however, the "injustice" has been corrected, and in this year's project there are three of a kind participating. Their similarity lays in fact that all three of them wear beards, but from the other side they are completely different in their approach to the instrument.
Juan Carlos Sungurlian Barsumian of the Uruguayan-Armenian origin is a master of the oriental stringed instruments and flamenco guitar, Italian Marchello Peghin is an authority in guitar interpretation of Bach's compositions and a connoisseur of traditional music of Sardinia, and Elvis Stanic is known for its contemporary guitar fusion.
To make this encounter more complicated, we have invited a Moroccan-Croatian rhythm section: Hicham Befalhem - Moroccan percussionist grown out on an authentic Arab traditional music and Goran Rukavina - one of the best Croatian electric and double bass players.
What would a team of seemingly incompatible artists, with three totally diverse guitarists create after a week of rehearsing, well, this remains to be seen at the final concert in Opatija on Friday, 11.November in The Villa Angiolina at 21.00 h, or in Ljubljana, 12. November at 20.30h in the Red Salon of the Cafeteria KavaČaj-Slamič.
All the curious are invited to workshops which will take place in the Villa Antonio every night at 20.00h. From the 8. to 10.november artists will lead workshops open to all audience, so called „ jazz talks“ , intended to get a closer look on various instruments and cultures, as well on musicians' personal musical journeys and individuall experiences. Workshops are wide- informal and are intended for the general public, as well to musicians and anyone interested in exploring different cultures, or get some close-up on artists.
Workshop schedule is as follows:
8. 11, Tuesday - Juan Carlos Sungurlian Barsumian - Oriental string instruments
9.11., Wednesday - Marcello Peghin - From Bach to jazz
10.11.,Thursday - Hicham Belfahem - Oriental percussion
More info: www.liburniajazz.hr/extempore_en.html