Deep Purple, Dulce Pontes, and Ja Rule to perform in Bucharest this month


A wide range of musical performances are scheduled to take place this February in Bucharest. Dulce Pontes, the contemporary queen of Fado, will enchant audiences on February 9, whereas Deep Purple and Ricchi e Poveri, one of the best known Italian bands of the last forty years, will be returning to Romania on February 20 and February 26, respectively. Ja Rule, one of the most famous American rappers, has already launched the series of musical events in Bucharest by performing on February 1 in the Bamboo club from Bucharest. The Amsterdams also held a concert late Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Clubul Taranului Roman. Les Elephants Bizzares performed at Control Club in Bucharest on Sunday.
On February 9, contemporary queen of Fado Dulce Pontes will once more be filling the concert hall at Sala Palatului in Bucharest with the vibrant sounds of Portuguese music. Viewed as the rightful successor of Amalia Rodriguez, Dulce Pontes has collaborated with many prestigious artists over the years, including Jose Carreras, Cesaria Evora, and Andrea Bocelli, yet her most impressive collaboration was with legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Their 2003 album Focus sold a remarkable number of copies and earned her the golden record within barely twenty days after its release. Having performed on the some of the world’s biggest stages and won the heart of audiences at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Arena in Verona, the Auditorium in Rome, the Mazda Palace in Milan, the Congress Palace in Paris, and the International Forum Hall in Tokyo, Dulce Pontes will be returning to Bucharest on February 9, with a concert that will make hearts fill with joy to the breathtaking lilts of Fado music.
Legendary British band Deep Purple will also return on February 20 for a performance at Sala Polivalenta in the capital city. One of the most acclaimed British heavy-metal and hard rock bands, alongside Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple remains a landmark name in the genre. The progressive rock band – initially called Roundabout – was founded in 1968 by Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Rod Evans, and Ian Paice and has undergone many name and line-up changes. With the release of Deep Purple in Rock in the early ‘70s, the band has managed to create its own sound.
Metal bands Negura Bunget, Bucovina, and Vidma will be playing on February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Fabrica Club, Bucharest, with special guest L.O.S.T., who will be performing several tracks off their unreleased live album L.O.S.T. – Live at METALHEAD Meeting 2013.
A symphony concert entitled ‘Iubeste si daruieste’ (Love and Give) will take place February 15, 7:00 p.m. at Palatul Bragadiru. On February 19, the Big Band Radio will be performing at Sala Radio, as part of ‘Jazz pe romaneste’ (Jazz in Romanian). Camerata Regala will be playing at the Romanian Athenaeum on February 16, while the Jazz Syndicate Live Sessions will be performing at Palatul Ghica on February 20, 8:00 p.m.

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  1. Stary rolnik says:

    Deep Purple! Are they still alive?

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