Siesta Festival in Gdansk

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Siesta Festival is one of the very few festivals of its kind in Poland – the ones that promote “world music”. It is inextricably linked with the radio program of the same name on Trójka Radio, hosted by Marcin Kydryński, which featured genres such as African and Cuban folk and jazz music – the first Siesta Festival was organized to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Although it was planned as a one-time event, it was so well-received that it has been returning for each subsequent year, taking place on the second-to-last weekend of April in Baltic Philharmonic – a truly magical place to hold such concerts, where anyone can feel at home and which no one wants to leave even after performance’s ending, leaving unforgettable memories of its atmosphere of unity and the joy with which the artists share their music.

The ideals behind this event can be quickly summarized with its old description: “Siesta is the fascination of our kind’s multifariousness and the ancient process of culture mixing, the way they can see parts of their own reflection in each other. It is the meeting place of the peoples’ heritage, the modern European harmony and the freedom of Jazz.”

This festival can easily charm anyone from the very first concert, regardless of their musical background – jazz, pop or even metal!

Siesta 2020

Anabela Aya

13/09/2020 @ 22:00 – 23:30 – Gdańsk Lotos Siesta Festival Siesta will say its farewell in Sunday night on 13  September with Anabela Aya’s concert in Parliment Club. Anabela Aya was born in 1983 in Luanda, Angola. Her musical interests were cultivated by her mother, who led a church choir. Anabela – actor and singer – did not stop at religious […]

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Richard Bona

18/11/2020 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodriguez on Siesta Festival On November 26, 2020 in Baltic Philharmonic, Siesta Festival will say its farewell for the year… in the most explosive way imaginable! Richard Bona, sometimes called the Sting of Africa, and his brand new lineup of accompanying musicians will showcase his new program with afrocuban leanings, including […]

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Tribute to Cesaria Evora

13/09/2020 @ 17:00 – 19:00 – Gdańsk Lotos Siesta Festival Lura, Elida Almeida, Nancy Vieira, Teofilo Chantre – the cream of the crop among Cabo Verde musicians will perform together on Baltic Philharmonic stage on 25 April 2020 singing the greatest hits of Cesaria Evora. All longtime fans of Siesta Festival should know by now who Cesaria Evora was and what […]

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Andrea Motis

23/04/2021 @ 20:00 – 21:30 – Andrea Motis on Lotos Siesta Festival Probably the biggest discovery of the season as far as European artists of world music are concerned. But don’t let that statement fool you – the 24-year-old Andrea Mortis is no rookie. She was only seven when she played trumpet in big-band, impressing even her leader! Ten years later […]

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12/09/2020 @ 20:00 – 21:45 – Gdańsk Lotos Siesta Festival Yami – Mariza’s bassist, guitarist, composer, singer and showman – joins the stars that will perform on the 10th anniversary of Gdańsk LOTOS Siesta Festival 2020. Master of guitar, an acclaimed composer, but above all else a vocalist gifted with a tender voice – Yami lives by the music. For many […]

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