The #mindpower (#domasspēks in Latvian) project is dedicated to the
150th anniversary of the Latvian poets Rainis and Aspazija. It features
a collection of 29 short films in which celebrities from all the EU
Member States read excerpts from the works of Rainis and Aspazija in
their native language. The project is a part of the Presidency cultural
In the 13th episode of #mindpower, Anna Maria Jopek and Latvian
journalist Eva Ikstena-Strapcāne interpret the poem "The Time of
Heroes" by Rainis. In this episode, Anna Maria Jopek is accompanied by
bass player Robert Kubiszyn. They improvised "Tęskno mi tęskno" (Polish
folk song) together. Find out more:
www.facebook.com/mindpower2015 or https://eu2015.lv
A special thanks to Teatr Studio and barStudio in Warsaw for their support during the filming of the episode.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN LONDON
A beautiful, nineteenth-century chapel with ideal acoustics. Its
interiors, designed in the Gothic revival style, has for years provided
a perfect setting for live music of many styles and flavours. Among the
artists who put on their performances there over the past years are,
among others, Björk, Damien Rice, Asaf Avidan, Chris Martin, Goldfrapp,
The Killers, Agnes Obel, Florence and the Machine...
On the third Saturday of February 2015, this charming, fairytale-like
chapel will be the venue for a "Polanna" concert. Can you imagine a
better place to enjoy some sublime indigenous Polish music?
Anna will be joined on stage by our favourites: Marek Napiórkowski,
Krzysztof Herdzin, Robert Kubiszyn, Paweł Dobrowolski, and Pedro
The concert is set for 8.30 p.m. at the Union Chapel. Hope to meet you
I work with has brought a unique dimension to my music. No one,
however, but Mino has so radically altered the fate of each song. He's
a genius of musical pulse, colour, and narrative,' says AMJ about Mino
Cinelu. "He was my love from first hearing. When Sting sang his hit
'Fragile,' I was praying to the guy who played an udu groove in the
background. And when I started recording my own music I wished I would
meet that Guy one day. If not for Mino, Niebo, Upojenie, Farat, Jo&Co, ID
would never have come about... Nobody in the world plays percussion
instruments like him. He has such a golden, live-giving pulse in his
Mino Cinelu will join AMJ Quartet, a versatile and crazy band of
multi-instrumentalists. 'Sky is the limit, says Anna Maria Jopek about
the project. We will hear some brand new music, as well as old songs
reinterpreted in a new light. AMJ and her special guest will be backed
by Piotr Nazaruk, Krzysztof Herdzin, and Robert Kubiszyn.
14 February 2015 - ŁÓD¬ (Wytwórnia)
15 February 2015 - WROCŁAW (Concert venue of Radio Wrocław)
17 February 2015 - BIELSKO-BIAŁA (Bielskie Centrum Kultury)
Anna Maria Jopek is lined up to perform in USA and Canada this year. The date of the two opening New York
concerts has been confirmed as Nov 5, 9:30 and 11:30 pm. Both recitals
will take place at Joe's Pub, a place famous for its openness to
musicians of all backgrounds. Some big acts have made their way through
the small room over the years, like Adele, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton,
and Youssou N'Dour.
For AMJ, NYC is just the beginning of her forthcoming tour on this side of the globe. The next stops include Chicago (Nov 8, Copernicus Center) and Toronto (Nov 9, Polish Cultural Centre). Please find more details in our concert schedule.
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN CHINA
Anna Maria Jopek performs three "Polanna" concerts in China. Here is the schedule:
12th September 2014 - Shanghai (China), 19:30 -
Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
14th September 2014 - Wuhan (China), 19:30-
Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall
16th Sptember 2014 - Beijing (China), 19:30-
Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing
ANNA MARIA JOPEK IN BELARUS
Anna Maria Jopek is set to perform at Belarusian State Philharmonic,
Sep 24, as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the
Polish Institute. Tickets are already on sale!
It's been 20 years since AMJ held her very first concert in Belarus.
She sang in Vitebsk, at the 1994 edition of the "Slavic Bazaar"
"It was my first festival. First competition. First TV and
international performance. It was then that I received the award of the
jury president, Michel Legrand himself. But the real award was to
acquire his recognition. As I finished singing, he placed his hands
onto my head and uttered words that changed me. He breathed hope into
me, making me believe that I can sing, do this job, that it is my role
in life. I will never forget that. Vitebsk was a beginning of something
big. It is a very important remembrance," says AMJ in the "Where Minsk" latest issue.
Return to The Voice with Anna Maria Jopek
Anna Maria Jopek is a part of new project called Return to The Voice.
It is the brand new theatrical spectacle from the internationally
acclaimed, multi award-winning Polish company Song of the Goat (Teatr
Pie¶ń Kozła). Return to the Voice is a passionate ensemble performance
inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish music, including laments for
death and love, psalms and songs of exile. Return to The Voice will
premiere in Edinburgh, (St Gilles Cathedral. 6-25.08.2014) this August
and will be also showcased in London (Battersea Arts Centre,
28-29.08.2014). More: www.returntothevoice.com