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Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
22.06.21  20:00 Michael Kiwanuka (UK)
With his acoustic sound and timelessly soulful voice, British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka emerged to acclaim in 2011 combining folk, indie rock, and R&B with traditions borrowed from his Ugandan heritage. Drawing favorable comparisons to Curtis Mayfield, Terry Callier, and Van Morrison, Kiwanuka earned a Mercury Prize nomination for his debut album, 2012's Home Again, and won the BBC's Sound of 2012. He further cemented his reputation as a gifted and rootsy performer with his sophomore album, 2016's Love & Hate, which went gold, landing at number one in the U.K. Read more
Izvestiya Hall 
27.06.21  19:00 Korn. The Nothing Tour 2021
Korn's cathartic sound positioned the group as one of the most popular and provocative acts to emerge during the 1990s. At the forefront of the nu-metal/rap-rock movement of the time, they quickly evolved, developing a trademark style that incorporated downtuned guitars, a groove-heavy rhythm section, haunted atmospheric production, and dark lyrics courtesy of frontman Jonathan Davis, who grappled with common themes such as childhood trauma, destructive behavior, and inner demons. (They even managed to make bagpipes -- Davis' signature instrument -- menacing.) Their landmark 1994 debut Korn built an underground audience for its follow-up, 1996's Life Is Peachy, which launched the band from the lower reaches of the charts into the Top Three. Just four years after emerging, they owned a number one release: the blockbuster Follow the Leader, home to "Freak on a Leash" and "Got the Life." Closing the decade atop the charts with Issues, Korn remained one of the biggest U.S. rock acts into the 2000s, issuing a string of platinum-certified albums. Read more
VTB Arena Park 
08.07.21  20:00 Andru Donalds: The Golden Voice of Enigma
You can't ignore Andru Donalds: the Jamaican is almost two meters tall (6 foot something), trim and athletic. Most obvious characteristics are his long dreads - almost notorious for any man from the Caribbean island. In contrast to most if his countrymen, Andru Donalds is not only about Reggae and Rastafari mythology. This is easily explained by the experiences of his childhood and youth. His musical development was moulded by the most different influences. In this respect, too, his father played an important role. He spent some time in England, Holland and France trying to make it as a musician. But for many years it didn't quite seem to work. Andru Donalds had already been thinking of giving up music and going back to Jamaica, when renowned producer Eric Foster-White. Read more
Vegas City Hall 
24.07.21  19:00
Wardruna is a Norwegian music constellation dedicated to creating musical renditions of ancient Norse and Nordic traditions. It uses a broad selection of both traditional and historical Nordic instruments. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound such as trees, stones, bones, water and fire are used to enhance the nature of the theme being ‘portrayed’ in each case. Thorough research and serious study form an important foundation for our music, but the ultimate intention is not to copy or recreate music from any specific time period. It takes thoughts, tools and methods from the past and use them to create new music which builds on the contemporary as well as the ancient. Read more
Crocus City Hall 
 
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