Now a four-day feast of music, Live at Vauban returns to den Atelier next week. Delano has tickets to give away to the concert of your choice.
The annual Live at Vauban festival organised by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office traditionally features a slew of renowned rock, blues, jazz and world music acts playing over successive days in the autumn. This year’s festival is spread over four days at den Atelier, and features a varied programme that should include something to please everyone.
The festival, Monday 15 to Thursday 18 December, kicks off with a very special concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, hosted by Helen Patton, granddaughter of General George S. Patton, in favour of the Patton Foundation. Guitarist Thomas Blug and Dutch band leader Thijs van Lee are joined by local musicians including Ernie Hammes, Remo Cavallini, and will open with Leana Sealy and the Spitfire Sisters playing 40s swing classics.
On 16 December, the festival hosts a concert featuring two stars of the west African music scene, Vieux Farka Touré from Mali and Mory Kanté from Guinea. Touré’s style is reminiscent of that of his legendary late father Ali, a Grammy award winner. His latest album, Mon pays, is a tribute to the beauty and people of Mali even as it suffers conflict. Mory Kanté also pays tribute to his home country in latest album La Guinéenne.
The African influence continues on the 17th with the return to den Atelier of Ayo (photo), the German R&B singer with Nigerian roots who had a huge hit with single ‘Down On My Knees’ in 2006 and has more recently enjoyed success in France and Belgium with new album Ticket To The World.
The final show of the festival sees the Tambours de Bronx, the French percussion collective that has been performing exhilarating rhythmic shows featuring African, industrial and even techno beats since 1987.
The LCTO has given Delano three pairs of tickets to give away to readers for the concert of their choice. To enter the draw to win a pair, simply send an email to [email protected] marking the subject field “LCTO-Live At Vauban”. Include your full name and a contact telephone number and also state which of the four concerts you would prefer to see--Patton concert; Vieux Farka Touré & Mory Kanté; Ayo; Tambours de Bronx.
Deadline for entries is Friday 12 December at 9 a.m. Winners will be notified on Friday morning.
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