2ANNAS Night Events / Meta Kafe
2ANNAS FOTOFABRIQUE EXHIBITION / OPENING PARTY
(C) Meta Kafe
23.05, 19:00, META-KAFE
Jēkabs Nīmanis & Kristaps Pētersons. Music for contrabass, clarinet + drum-machine. Home Radio. Jazz. Disco. Space. Visuals by Wickiss Following the opening ceremony of the festival and awarding of the FOTOFABRIQUE contestants the latvian multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Jēkabs Nīmanis together with fellow musician Kristaps Pētersons are to do a short though effectively saturated concerto. Accompanied by some drum-machine loops the show includes their own compositions as well as materials by modern academic composers. The Friday evening afterwards continues little louder conducted by a disc jockey duo - true music addicts Oleg Bombay and Contour forming the project Home Radio. The META-KAFE premises will get video-decorated by the talented latvian visual artist Wickiss. SUMMER VIBRATIONS
24.05, 22:00, META-KAFE
Carribean culture vibes. Milky Selector. LIVE MUSIC FOR FILM „LE BAL”
Either oldskool, or newskool raggae music ways... the sound of sunshine and relaxation is coming from Cannadis - the duo formed by DJ Horens and Milky Selector who both have come long roads of their own. Cannadis have played at many festivals during past year, events all around the globe - including Jamaica, they have cut their teeth on the hardest dance floors and with the toughest crowds. From festivals in Eastern Europe to raves in Bradford, they had the storm. "Take a walk on the sunny side... try a bit of Cannadis," they say...
28.05, 21:30, META-KAFE
Margo and friends + electronics by Ergo. Live music for the film „Le Bal” (1983, Ettore Scola. Italy, France, Algeria). Introduction by Viktors Freibergs. An event can be told of in many different ways. Ettore Scola tells the story of France at a certain period of the 20th century in the language of dance. The film is set in a dance hall - the elements that change are only those of the time - the music, the dance, fashion, relationships between the characters - all this reflects the events of the world outside. The dialog is replaced by mimics, dance and... the ever hypnotic rhythm of the music that captures an atmosphere of lightness! On this Thursdays, evening at META-KAFE the latvian singer Margo together with other musicians and the help of british electronic composer Ergo is set to redo this mood live! In the words of Margo herself - this will be "an electronic variation of pre and post-war music". BALTIC COMPETITION AFTERPARTY
29.05, 22:00, META-KAFE
JAZZDANCE + Melody pearls. Kūts selecta Marcey & Elvi Soulsystems META-KAFE is a spot well known for it's musical conception and it's jazziness in particular. The daytime mood of the cafe is largely conducted by the music heard on Kūts Podkast and the SoulCast - podcasts by two musical maniacs with different though solid tastes - Marcey and Elvi Soulsystems. Both have proved that there is still dance in jazz even in today's world of synthetic means of creating dance music. On Thursday's evening the duo takes it even further - this time bridging the seemingly wide gap between the great rhythmic jazz giants of the West and the Baltic's own "black music" influenced pearls, mostly produced by the infamous music label of late 60’s and 70’s „Melodija”.
2ANNAS FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY
30.05, 22:00, META-KAFE
Friday night disco with Andris Kuprišs & friends. Andris Kuprišs together with comrades Uldis Krūmiņš and Jānis Šaudiņš on the beautiful occasion of their reunion, and with even more beautiful music in their crates from the times when house music was still as innocent as a beautiful flower upon first bloom, breathed new life for real house parties in Riga which would later be called META-HOUSE... this time 'round they've come up with a conception slightly less pretentious - everything around and in between of the term house - a little touch of jazz, a bit of rare groove, a little rhythmic fusion - all in one to create a special mood that's in a some way like back in the days in Detroit...
2ANNAS 2008 AWARD CEREMONY
“BLOW UP WITH VIRTUAL MC”
31.05, 19:00, Cinema Riga
Film "Blow Up With Virtual MC"
Director: Didzis Eglītis
Script: Roberts Kravecs, Roberts Gobziņš, Didzis Eglītis
Director of photography: Kaspars Cirsis
With: Roberts Gobziņš, Anna Vekmane, Roberts Kravecs
CLOSING PARTY “GUERILLA DANCES AT THE OBSERVATORY”
31.05, 21:15 (for guests and participants only)
Latvia, 1989, 2:49
Producer: Cats House pictures
Directors: Andrejs Ēķis, Juris Poškus
Latvia, 1990, 2:57
Producer: Cats House pictures
Director: Juris Poškus
Artists celebration at Baldones Observatory and Guest House “Mežkalni”.