Every year, the Strings of Autumn festival presents bands, singing ensembles, as well as soloists, which are quite a rarity here They are able to reach the young rebellious audience as well as fans of classic melodies. The Strings of Autumn festival offers everything from jazz through folk, electronics, vocals to hip-hop. And it was hip-hop, which was on the programme for 23. October.
We could not miss this opportunity, so we went to the concert by Open Mike Eagle, which attracted a lot of fans into the Lucerna Music Bar. If you expected a young guy wearing oversize pants and a bold baseball cap, pouring out difficult-to-understand texts, you would have made a big mistake. Open Mike Eagle knows what message he wants to communicate, and his performance was carried out in a peaceful, but very emotive style. He composes poetry, which he delivers to his audiences through music.
He does not play any instrument, he uses electronics and a part of his performance is formed by visualisation projected on the screen behind him. From the concert you therefore take away with you a luxury audiovisual experience, which is hard to forget, and at the same time you get to know the most important representative of the style called "art-rap".
Open Mike Eagle comes from Chicago and this place therefore also influenced his latest album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, which he released last year. In his texts he for example expresses sorrow over the fact that the district where he grew up was demolished. This album was designated by many of the world's music critics and magazines as the best album of the year 2017.
The Lucerna Music Bar was for this festival an atypical but great choice of organisers, because this unique venue enables the artist to be close to his audience and also its atmosphere is ideal for a performance such as this one.
The Strings of Autumn festival is almost half way through. In the following days the festival is to offer six more luxury concerts which promise unusual musical experience. You can find the programme on the web site of the festival as well as a summary of the attractions that await us in the article HERE: This year again, the Strings of Autumn festival offers ingenious music productions! (9.10.-10.11.)