Few days ago I was writing about Kusak/Pop's Urban Unit soon coming first concert at Tete-a-Tete Herastrau. I went last night and here's what happened.
It all started with this ...
"Our hands are the extensions of our thoughts and feelings." Kusak/Pop Urban Unit
... and the all atmosphere kind of changed when the first sounds of drums and keyboard made themselves hears in Herastrau park. The spontaneous sound conversations developed in a way that can only be felt when hearing Pop and Kusak playing live. From where I was standing, I could see hands and feet playing the drum beat and many bodies trying to dance along with Kusak and Pop's music.
I know a picture is worth a thousand words and I'm sorry mine's are not quite of the best quality, so I thought I would leave it all to the sound. It always does a better job as it goes unfiltered and straight to one's heart.
Later last night I spent few minutes talking with Liviu Pop about what just had happend. He was all sweating, a bit tired, yet smiling and happy. You could see the kind of joy that nobody can fake. It was all real and authentic. The humility, the passion, the kind words, the gestures, the way he looked at people, the smiles—everything reminded me of passion breathing through his hands when beating the drums like in trance.
"We must be the happiest people of all as we have the chance to feel so, so different, in so many ways, when we play in the same place. You guys are wonderful!" Kusak/Pop
Those were the words I've heard from Kusak last night at the end of the concert. Just as Pop told me, all music is great when the authenticity of the passion for music meets the right audience in the right place. Last night all these met in Herastrau Park ... just as many times before. To Pop and Kusak this kind of encounter is the most important of all and it's not by chance they decided to play once again at Tete-a-Tete Herastrau.
P.S. Pop/Kusak will play again next week at Clubul Taranului. It will be a different sound, yet same amazing guys, so stay tuned to find out all the details
Romanian art & culture stories ...
A'TOPIA is Ciprian Istrate’s first solo show at Galateca Gallery exhibition space. In case you are in Bucharest, take the time and go see A’TOPIA exhibition which is open between July 13 - September 3, 2017.
This time it’s the story behind the scene of my time spent with Iulia Gorneanu and MSPS agency, altogether working to prepare a very special full-weekend event dedicated to The International Day of IA, celebrated on June 24-25 at ParkLake.
Few days ago I was writing about Kusak/Pop's Urban Unit concert at Tete-a-Tete Herastrau. I've been there two hear them play last night I thought it is worth telling you about.
As Nikolai Berdiaev so nicely said it, tradition is "the communion with history's mystery." Beyond.Threads is an open invitation from Georgeta Munteanu and Mariijana Bitulescu to all of us to discover those unspoken stories hidden among the thousands colorful threads.
This is a story about how Romanians in Neamt county (Moldova) wear their national folk costumes on their wedding day. The pictures that tell the story belong to my relatives living in Bicaz, the place where I keep coming back ...
This is the short story of how two painters' friendship and their admiration for the traditional symbols turned decades later the Romanian IA into a fashion icon.
Do not let yourself mislead by the word IA! This time I'm not writing about information architecture. This time is about the Romanian IA, the traditional blouse wore for centuries