Pop from the East

Neighbors is a festival that brings together different countries, generations, traditions, genres and eras. Folk roots meet modernity, and both musicians with long creative biographies and very young musicians perform on the same stage.
The focus of this first edition of Neighbors is on the Czech Republic and Poland. A vocal group from Prague reconstructs Ukrainian folk songs and performs them (Milánosz). A young Polish chansonnier (Jan Bąk) builds his songs on the lyrical traditions of old Warsaw and mixes them with moods à la Sufjan Stevens. The program features many female artists, including Dorota Barová, a Czech folk-jazz artist with Polish roots, stars of the Prague hip-hop-jazz scene (Metastavy) and a young Polish soul diva (Dominika Płonka).
On two evenings, Neighbors will focus on a musical exchange with Austria's neighboring countries to the east. Representatives of a young music and art scene will make the unheard in Vienna audible. Artists who otherwise receive little attention in Austria take to the stage. The festival also serves as a networking platform for local and invited musicians.

Neighbors is not only music, but also cinema! On each of the two days, screenings of several short films by young filmmakers from Eastern European countries will serve as an introduction to the concerts. Will be shown docs that have been in the program of the recent editions of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic).

A festival by Maxim Silva Vega, a production of the Volkskundemuseum Wien

6 pm film-screening
7 pm concerts
Dorota Barová
Dominika Płonka

6 pm film-screening
7 pm concerts
Jan Bąk
Anna Mabo

With friendly support by

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