The King of Balkan Swing is back!
Good news for all fans of Martin Lubenov: 2015 will be the release year of two new albums. The first one – IMPRESSIONS by Martin Lubenov‘s Jazzta Prasta – will be presented live this Saturday March 7 at the International Vienna Accordion Festival and officially released by the renowned Swiss jazz label UNIT RECORDS on April 17. The next CD “Don’t Worry Be Gypsy” by Martin Lubenov Orkestar, is due in September.
We are very happy to welcome on our roster Amira Medunjanin (Bosnia), Branko Galoic (Croatia) and Maurizio Geri Swingtet (Italy). After some informal and very successful collaborations during the past few years, they are now officially represented by CultureWorks in the German speaking countries and Central Europe.
“Belem” is the latest duo project by Belgian accordionist Didier Laloy and violoncellist Kathy Adam. Their debut album will be released by the Belgian high quality labelHomerecords.be. Until then you can always have a look at the great video “Belem – Locked Doors Won’t Stop the Music”. In November Didier will be on a long tour through 16 major cities in China. And if you happen to be in Germany at the end of January, come and visit the tradefair Internationalen Kulturbörse in Freiburg (26.-29.01.2015) – Didier Laloy has been selected for a showcase with his trio S-Tres.
On September 23, 2013 “Jazzta Prasta or Where are the Bulgarian Notes” (Andrey Slabakov, Camera Film Sofia, 2009), the documentary on Bulgarian accordion virtuoso Martin Lubenov, was awarded Best Film at the 16th edition of Mediterraneo Video Festival in Agropoli near Salerno (Italy). According to the jury the award was granted due to “the relevance of the topic, the insight into the little known world of traditional gypsy music, the focus on the reality of Central Europe, from the outskirts of Sofia to the distant Pakistan, accompanied by accordionist Martin Lubenov.”