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Dani Siciliano
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BRITISH producer and DJ Dani Siciliano performing what is these days considered blues and urban folk headlines the micro.Wilsonic festival, a smaller and more intimate satellite version of the summertime Wilsonic electronic music festival in Bratislava. On January 26, the historic market (Stará Tržnica) will turn into a concert hall that welcomes international and local artists. Apart from Dani Siciliano, who cooperated with the renowned Matthew Herbert on the albums Bodily Functions and Scales and is now intensively building her solo career, the young French DJ Missill and the Gypsy Project from the Czech Republic will take the stage. DJ Missill is the new rising star of the Paris scene, and promises a set built from hip-hop, grime, dancehall and electro. Gypsy, a young Roma musician who combines rap with singing, hip-hop, soul, funk and ethno music is being called one of the most original faces on the Czech contemporary music scene. Tickets cost Sk270 when bought in advance and Sk350 at the door. The concert in the Stará Tržnica at Námestie SNP 25 starts at 20:00. For more information call 0903/268-872 or visit www.wilsonic.sk.


Guitar Concert - Students of world renowned guitarist Alvaro Pierri from the Vienna Music University perform.
Starts: Jan 23, 18:00. Admission: Sk50, Sk30. CC Centre, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390.

Mango Molas - Slovakia's only Afro-Cuban band performs its new program.
Starts: January 24, 20:00. Admission: Sk120 in advance, Sk140 at the door. Klub Za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Ghymes and Družina - A unique pairing of two well-known bands that promise to warm your blood with a hot blend of world music, ethno and folklore.
Starts: Jan 24, 20:00. Admission: Sk249 in advance, Sk349 at the door. PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie L Svobodu 3. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Technik - The House of Traditional Dances has prepared another performance of the Technik folk ensemble, followed by lectures for the public.
Starts: Jan 25, 19:00. Admission: Sk100. Dom Kultúry Zrkadlový Háj (The House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776.

Concert in Cooperation with the Italian Culture Institute - The Slovak Philharmonic and Italian pianist Alessandro Marangoni perform under the baton of Italian conductor Aldo Ceccato in works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Wagner.
Starts: Jan 25 and 26, 19:00. Admission: Sk220-Sk270. Slovak Philharmonic (Reduta), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

Bukake - A jazz trio made up of keyboardist Juraj Tatár, bassist Martin Gašpar and drummer Marcel Buntaj offers a lively mixture of fusion and electrionic jazz.
Starts: Jan 28, 19:00. Admission: Sk150. Astorka Theatre, Namestie SNP 33. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

The Way of Light - This untraditional display of colour and black-and-white photos focusing on the world of the visually disabled is the third year of an event organized by the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00 until January 31. Admission: free. Shopping Palace, Zlaté Piesky. Tel: 02/6542-0853.

Juraj "Dura" Turtev and Bluesweiser - One of the oldest Slovak blues bands plays wild electric blues, funk and shuffle with boogie.
Starts: Jan 23, 19:00. Admission: Sk80. Dom Kultúry (The House of Culture), Námestie slobody 10. Tel: 034/6645-341.


Liptovský Mikuláš
Speleo-Photography - The exhibition presents 62 colour and black-and-white photos from a competition of amateur photographer-spelunkers.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-12:00, 12:30-16:00 until January 31. Admission: Sk10, Sk5. Slovenské múzeum ochrany prírody a jaskyniarstva (The Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology), Ulica 1. mája 38. Tel: Tel: 044/5477-230.


Nicole McCloud - This talented US singer has cooperated with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Paul Young, and Kool & The Gang.
Starts: January 25, 19:00. Admission: Sk299. Agentúra GeS L. Novomeského 13. Tel: 055/ 6224-303.

THE OPEN cultural space Stanica-Záriečie in Žilina hosts the One World Film Festival between January 24 and 28. The festival focuses on human rights themes. On the first day, Rusyns - Lost Homes, a photo exhibition curated by Lucia Nimcová, and the screening of Strata domova (Loss of Home), a film by Marek Šulík, will open the festival at 18:00. The Derevjanky trio from the Ruthenian (Rusyn) village of Jarabina will conclude the evening. A selection of films from last year's One World festival will also be screened. The Kumakokra civic association will also premiere About Young Parents, a documentary that maps the lives and social situation of young parents in four European countries. Visitors will also be able to meet the films' directors and human rights experts, as well as attend concerts and theatre performances. A pass for the whole festival costs Sk200 and tickets for individual events are available for Sk40. For more information call 0907/137-145 or visit www.stanica.sk.

photo: Stanica

Lost Children
photo: Stanica

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