NATURALLY 7 (USA)

 AT 8.30 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY  35 €, 39 €

Roger Thomas (1st baritone, rapping), Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, third tenor), Rod Eldridge (first tenor, scratching, trumpet), Napoleon „Polo“ Cummings (fourth tenor, guitar), Dwight Stewart (second baritone, vocals, trombone), Garfield Buckley (second tenor, accordion) in / and Armand „Hops“ Hutton ( bass).

 

Naturally 7 with Canadian singer, Michael Bublé has had three world tours in more than 25 countries, and in front of 4 million fans.

NATURALLY 7 are the kings of a capella music and are one of the most important vocal bands in the world. They simulate the sounds of an instrumental band using only their voices, mouths and distortion effects sounding like drums, guitar, trumpets, and keyboards. Some of their biggest successes were interpretations of world hits from the repertoires of Coldplay, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Queen, Xavier Naidoo, Sarah Connor, Helen Fisher, Phil Collins, Diane Ross and Michael Bublé, with whom they recorded four duets. Some of their greatest hits are important interpretations of international hits of Phil Collins, In The Air Tonight, Coldplay epic hit Fix You and another bestseller Wall of Sound. Their seventh studio album is another success filled with rich harmonies and exceptional vocals of eternal classics like Anton Dvorak, Paul McCartney, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Sting, and Adele.

 

NEW SONG EVENING (SLO)

 AT 8.30 PM, HOME OF CULTURE MUZIKAFE   15 €

The project is dedicated to the musical poetry of writer and poet Rok Vilčnik, who wrote texts for many of the best Slovenian musicians. Many famous jazz musicians participated in this project, namely Igor Bezget, Sebastijan Duh, Ana Bezjak, Tadej Krampl, Tomaž Gajšt, Bruno Domiter, Mirna Bogdanović, and composer Gregor Stermecki. At the project, there will be additional guests performing, like Pliš, the legend of Slovenian music Severa Gjurin, and actor/singer/author Bilbi. The event will be hosted by popular radio journalist Jure Longyka. This will be an excellent musical evening of the author’s music and poetry.

TANGO STORY & IRENA YEBUAH TIRAN WITH GUESTS: ANDREJA PODLOGAR & BLAŽ BERTONCELJ (SLO)

 AT 8.30 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY  15 €

Guests: Andreja Podlogar & Blaž Bertoncelj

Borut Zagoranski – accordion, Matija Krečič – violin, Mladen Delin – piano, Marko Korošec – guitar, Žiga Golob – double bass, Andreja Podlogar & Blaž Bertoncelj – dance, Irena Yebuah Tiran – soprano

TANGO STORY is a project of European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 – Ptuj. Together with world famous violinist Stefan Milenkovic it was perfomed on the biggest stages of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and have had very sucesfull tour in the United States.

This time in all-new version with virtuoz Borut Zagoranski on the accordion, excellent violinist Matija Krečič, and legendary double bassist Žiga Golob, multi-instrumentalist Marko Korošec, and pianist and artistic leader Mladen Delin. In the story of tango 2 world champions in tango will be performing, Andreja Podlogar and Blaž Bertoncelj. These internationally well established musicians, in the evening full of virtuosity and passion, will take you from old Tango Vieho from taverns and bordels to Tango Nuevo, classical contemporary tango. The singing will do internationaly recognized Slovenian soprano singer, Irena Yebuah Tiran. 

TADEJ TOŠ – STAND UP SHOW (SLO)

 AT 8.30 PM, HOME OF CULTURE MUZIKAFE  15 €

Now already loyal friend of our Arsana festival, Tadej Toš is suprising us every year with new original stories originating from the stage. We know he is ours. We know he speaks fast and a lot. In his shows, Toš is making fun of even the most serious life situations – which is, by his opinion, one of the ways to guard against automatization and the insensitivities of life. He can’t wait to step on our stage again.

CHORUS: A DANCE ORGANISM THAT EMERGES FROM THE VOID (SLO)

DANCE PERFORMANCE

 AT 9.00 PM, HOME OF CULTURE MUZIKAFE  10 €

The authors of the dance show Chorus Žigan Krajnčan, Gašper Kunšek and Jan Krmelj joined ideas of a dysfunctional choir as being silent, the possibility of community existence, and dancing research of communication and connecting. The show blurs the borders between contemporary dance and hip hop, which is all the same, only the principles are different. For the show Chorus, they invited friends and dancers from different areas. Kristijan Krajnčan is going to accompany the dancers on drums and cello. Two different musical styles correspond to compensate the different dancing styles; hip hop is based on rhythm and groove, while melodical cello corresponds to modern dance.

KLEMEN SLAKONJA & ALL STARS ORCHESTRA

 AT 8.30 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY  12 €

An excellent drama actor, singer, tv host and imitator Klemen Slakonja, together with top Slovenian musicians will stage a show of musical surprises, Under the artistic guidance of Lojze Krajnčan, who is also the conceptual leader of the project and author of all adaptations for the orchestra. We will hear Slakonjas greatest hits, like Ruf mich Angela, The Perverted Dance in Putin, Putout, with which he reached millions of views on his youtube channel. As one of the most musically talented Slovenian actors, he is going to perform the most demanding singing roles, for example opera aria Torna A Surriento, last year Evrovision winner Amar Pelos Dois and Jan Plestenjak … The concert will be, as always, spiced up with Slakonjas humour and theatre approach.

 

10 YEARS OF VOX ARSANA & VLADO KRESLIN (SLO)

 AT 8.30 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY  12 €

 Vox Arsana: Nina Strnad, Ana Delin, Mladen Delin, Samo Ivačič in gost (and guest) Vlado Kreslin, Tom Hajšek – klavir (piano), Luka Gaiser – kontrabas (double bass), Bruno Domiter – bobni (drums)

Vox Arsana, celebrated 10 years of existence in December. They have performed at many important festivals in Slovenia, France, Croatia, Serbia and the United States, regularly participating with Slovenian and foreign musicians, They are a constant guest of Toti Big Band Maribor, Big Band RTV Slovenia and Big Band Croatia. In 2015, the group published their first studio album »TURN IT UP«, together with the national Big Band, and received excellent domestic and foreign reviews, and was also nominated for the award ZLATA PIŠČAL. Since 2013 they have worked together with two time nominated New York Voices. They will perform their multi-annual collection and present new adaptations of Vlado Kreslin’s greatest hits.

 

ART DANCE PERFORMANCE (EU)

 AT 8.00 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY

Under the mentorship of internationally recognized choreographers, like Hope (SAR), Giancarlo (ITA), Mimi Marčac (SLO), Ana Vodušek (SLO), there will be a week long educational dance camp at Ptuj for the dancers from all over the world. They will be working on jazz, modern and contemporary dance, disco dance and hip hop, and present their work at the main stage of the Arsana festival in the end.

MAGNIFICO (SLO)

 AT 9.30 PM, THE COURTYARD OF THE MINORITE MONASTERY   20 €, 25 €

Magnifico significantly marked the Slovenian culture in the last three decades. He gave us “24 thousand kisses”,and introduce us to “Silvia”, and breaking stereotypes on immigrants, gays and other minorities. He thought us “Marš na Drino” and given us “Only love”. In his career, he has published and composed eight albums and three film soundtracks, with more than 1000 concerts in Slovenia and around the world.