Moscow City Department of Culture
Manege Museum and Exhibition Association
“Up Above Moscow” is a cycle of open-air music nights up on a rooftop offering unique views of Moscow. The dialogue between musicians and their audiences takes place on the rooftop of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion, at the footing of the iconic 24-meter sculpture, a world-renowned symbol of the Soviet Union.
A rooftop time at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman is not only a great outdoor choice for a summer night but also a chance to expand your music tastes, to add a new angle to your collection of the city’s best sights, and an opportunity to visit all exhibitions currently run by the Exhibition Center.
Music nights at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman are conducted in two formats, with ‘Rooftop Jazz’ performances on Wednesdays and ‘Electronic Thursdays’ given to electronic musicians and sound designers.
Fusion by Marimba Plus on the roof of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion
20.00 – arrival of guests, admission to the rooftop
20.30pm – performance
Marimba Plus is an instrumental band playing fusion of various genres. The band’s music combines academic traditions with jazz improvisations and ethnic rhythms and shades, while also giving voice to modern trends. The band’s unique sound owes much to original music by Lev Slepner and the unusual mix of instruments: dominating the musical mix is marimba, a wooden relative of the xylophone. Relying on marimba as a solo instrument was first introduced on the Russian stage by Marimba Plus. Now, the band also uses electronic marimba for a more contemporary sound.
Most of the band’s lineup are multi-instrumentalists, however, Marimba Plus goes ahead in its experiments, finding new sound combinations. The band regularly performs together with well-known and young musicians and easily finds common musical ground with trendy DJs and symphony orchestras alike. The listeners have pointed out that the emotional multi-layered improvisations of Marimba Plus are incredibly imaginative, and the band nearly creates pictures of sound combinations.
Lev Slepner – marimba, percussion, keyboards, composer
Tatiana Shishkova – vocals, keyboards, lyrics
Sergey Nankin – clarinet, bassethorn, vocal, percussion
Mikhail Spasibo – keyboards
Dennis Nazarov – guitar, vocals
Evgeniy Yaryn – bass
Artem Fetisov – drums
Nikita Belykh – sound
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman and online at the website of Manege and Voxxter.ru. Ticket price: 300 rubles.
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