New Slovenian Music – NSG: Tadej Vesenjak and Drajnarjuva vampa
New Slovenian Music – NSG
Tadej Vesenjak and Drajnarjuva vampa
Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 8 p.m.
After a long break, we will meet live, this time at a singer-songwriter-colored musical evening. We kindly invite you to a concert within the cycle New Slovenian Music, which will take place on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, at 8 p.m. at Vetrinjski dvor. We will first listen to the loudest Prlek (Prlekija is a region in northeastern Slovenia) among singer-songwriters and the most local singer-songwriter from Prlekija Tadej Vesenjak. Later, Drajnarjeva vampa, brothers Tomaž and Jernej Hostnik, will take the stage. Drajnarjeva vampa consists of brothers Tomaž and Jernej Hostnik, who, with their chansons, mischievousness, piquancy, and abundance of sarcasm cut into the social every day of Slovenian life.
The lyrics of singer-songwriter Tadej Vesenjak are personal, cynical, humorous, angry, romantic, sad… such as life is. They are critical, confessional, and sincere. His music is a mix of folk and blues with a strong rock touch and occasional reggae outbursts. He also occasionally surprises with projects such as the trio Tadej Vesenjak Banda, the cabaret Kisla žüpa in collaboration with poet Marko Kočar, both from Prlekija, and the Bontonijada with the etiquette expert Sašo Županek. He is a six-time winner of KantFest and has twice performed at the La vie en rose chanson festival, hosted by Vita Mavrič. He is currently one of the most recognizable singer-songwriters in Slovenia. He performs at state celebrations, in prisons, and everywhere in between. So far, he has released two albums at the Pivec Publishing House: Samo mrtve ribe plavajo s tokom/Only Dead Fish Swim with the Stream (2011) and Naša dejanja odmevajo v večnost/Our Actions Echo Into Eternity (2014).
Drajnarjuva vampa consists of the brothers Tomaž, an educated pianist, and Jernej Hostnik, an accordionist, who enriched their rich musical knowledge with a chanson, "Tomwaits" approach to creating original music. In Tomaž's dialect texts, morbid humor, harsh social criticism, obscure folk metaphors, squeaky vocals, and melodic fantasies that reveal the master storyteller are present. This was also noticed at the international festival Kantfest, where they received the first prize.
Admission is free. We kindly ask you to follow the recommendations of the NIJZ and the informants at the venue while visiting the concert.
Production: KID KIBLA
Co-organization: Narodni dom Maribor - Vetrinjski dvor
The concert is part of the New Slovenian Music - NSG cycle, supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Maribor.
Photo: Janez Klenovšek