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Sunday, July 6 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar

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In his new song All the Glamour Has Gone, Shantel asks:
“What’s wrong with action,
what’s wrong with fashion,
what’s wrong with passion?”

We ask: What’s wrong with Shantel? And discover the latest metamorphosis by this fascinating artist and producer. In the nineties, he was arguably the most in-demand downbeat act, a master and connoisseur of exotica/electronica fusion. In the early years of the new millennium he almost single-handedly invented a new musical genre with global reach that spawned a whole slew of copycats. Shantel’s most successful album to date, Disko Partizani spent weeks at the number 1 spot in Turkey, went platinum throughout southern Europe and entered the top 20 in many other European charts. He has written film scores for Fatih Akin and Sasha Baron Cohen, played at the Cannes Film Festival and was one of the first German musicians to perform at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, as well as at Montreux (to the evident delight of Prince & Quincy Jones, who were in the audience), at the Milan Fashion Week, the Cerventino Festival in Mexico, the Tim Festival in Rio de Janeiro (co-headlining with Daft Punk and the Beastie Boys) and other major festivals around the world. Shantel’s well-earned international success follows years of tireless graft in Europe, playing more than 1000 gigs with his Bucovina Club Orkestar, connecting effortlessly with his audiences to deliver a spectacularly unforgettable atmosphere. He could easily have rested on his laurels and continued in the same vein. But now we see him reinvent himself once more and are left wondering where it all fits in. Actually, it’s quite simple: Shantel creates a hybrid, bringing together subculture, music history and social history, mixing them with his own creative energy. The end result is an album that reflects his own personal experience and wanders, as he puts it, between pop culture, high culture and street cred. Music history or more precisely the early history of a popular music form that spread internationally, was the thematic focus of the album Kosher Nostra – Jewish Gangsters’ Greatest Hits, an adventurous and ambitious journey through the clubs, cabarets and casinos of the 20s to 60s. Meticulously researched and compiled by Shantel and Oz Almog, the album was highly acclaimed by Martin Scorcese.

Sunday July 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
River Stage

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