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Vinilkosmo Newsletter n° 34
Esperanto Music World News

May 2012

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Dear reader, hello !

Along with the sunny summer gradually pulling in, at least here in the north hemisphere that is, the annual festivals are also taking shape, and exciting new music is blooming here and there, now and more to come in the near future !

We've cooked up a special promotion for the release of Eterne Rima's new CD, 'Taglibro de brutulo', that you can buy alone or with his previous and first CD 'Samideano' for a friendly price. This is only available until the end of May, or until the stock has sold out, so be sure not to miss this, all explained below.

We presented 'Originoj' by Zhou-Mack Mafuila last month, and are just presenting it again as a reminder .. well, because we like the album and the artist and want to make sure nobody misses it !!

As for the traditional FESTO esperanto festival, it will be near the Swiss border this year, and if you can make it, there will be plenty to do, see and hear, where for KEF, there have been some change of plans for 2012, but only for the best in 2013.

Also a very interesting film project is underway, actualy a document on the 2005 Helsinki KEF festival, that should see the day with a little help from the esperanto community.

Read all about it, listen explore and enjoy ..

Vinilkosmo Latest Releases

Taglibro de brutulo - Eterne Rima - vkkd 111

Following a first album, all sung in Esperanto named Samideano (VKKD101), Eterne Rima is back with a new CD, resolutely rooted in Hip Hop and R&B and featuring a wider scope of themes than those of his preceeding work ....

To find out more, hear a sample or order online now :

Taglibro de brutulo

Duobla pako - Eterne Rima - vkkd p01

Special Offer! ....

To find out more, hear a sample or order online now :

Duobla pako

Originoj - Zhou-Mack Mafuila - vkkd 110

Zhou-Mack Mafuila, already discretely present in our catalog with the group FreeMagniZhou on VK-Kompil II recorded in 1996, finally presents his first album entirely in Esperanto ....

To find out more, hear a sample or order online now :


FESTO 2012

This year, FESTO will take place from the 17th to the 24th of August in the mountain village of Métabief, between Besançon and Pontarlier in France, in a charming landscape amid the fir trees. It is possible to stay at the Youth Hostel or at the campground. Those staying at the Hostel will take their meals there, and campers will take their meals at the alternative diner organized by students from the University of Lyon. There is also a supermarket in the nearby village for the others.

As every year, the organizing team has prepared a full-packed program:

- Excursions to Besançon and Lausanne.
- Strolls in the forest and on an old steam locomotive.
- Summer skiing, swimming in a pool or a lake, mountain biking, tree climbing.
- Concerts: see the provisional program below.
- Theater.
- Diskoteque with DJ Leo, and the bar held by the K-Team.
- And also peaceful spots: the tea salon, playing field, and the hostel's garden.

How to get to FESTO 2012?

Métabief is easy to reach by car, train, hitch hiking, and bicycle, between Besançon and Pontarlier and half-way between Lyon and Strasburg. Near the Swiss border and Lausanne, direct trains from Paris stop at the station Frasne near Métabief.

For all information and to join, go to the official page of FESTO 2012:

Provisional program for the shows:

- Friday 17: Opening Evening.
- Saturday 18: Zhou-Mack Mafuila, African reggae.
- Sunday 19: Espo Despo, rock and world music.
- Monday 20: Dolchamar, pop rock.
- Tuesday 21: Jonny M, reggae.
- Wednesday 22: unannounced.
- Thursday 23: theatrical troupe Kvak from Paris will present Karotkapo (Jules Renard's Poil de Carotte) + International Night.

Local groups will be playing openers.

KEFeto, while waiting

At the beginning of the year, the KEF team had announced that the festival would happen this year in Denmark in July, but for bugetary reasons, this has been cancelled. In order to better prepare for KEF next year (2013), the organizers have decided to transform the anticipated KEF this summer into a free one-day concert on Tuesday the 10th of July 2012 in Copenhagen, under the name KEFeto Stafeto. It will be a relay toward the big KEF in 2013, which will take place in Hillerød, 38 km north of Copenhagen, as was planned for this year.

Come one, come all to this one-day concert on the 10th of July at:

Amager Strand.
DK 2300 København, Denmark:

In the program: Martin Wiese, Dangera, and several other artists.

Kultura Esperanto-Festivalo, the film ..

Rogerner Pavinski, singer and bass player of the Supernova band, has launched a new film projet. It is a documentary on the 8th KEF that occurred in 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. The project works under participatory financing, which means that it will be made if there are enough participants. This is the first Esperanto project officially using a participatory finance platform. Take ten minutes of your time to visit the site, and use the proposed tools to inform those around you. You can contribute, choosing what you want in return, or simply follow the project's development. If there is enough support, the film 'La Plejpleja Festival' (The Best Festival Ever) will see the day.

You will find the complete presentation of the project and a 6-minute clip at:

Rogerner Pavinski is Brazilian, and a well-known activist of Esperanto culture scene. He was a member of the board of the World Esperanto Youth Organization (TEJO), a codirector of the film 'Esperanto estas' and director of several clips, including Supernova's Pasio en katen', and has been editor in chief of the magazine Kontakto for over a year.

Thank you for your interest and attention.
Plej muzikajn bondezirojn al chiuj legantoj !

Written for you by Floréal Martorell and Mark Eaton

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