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:::: MĖNUO JUODARAGIS XIV ::::


XIV independent festival of post-folklore, alternative music and contemporary Baltic culture
2011 August 26-28 d.on The Great Zarasai island, Zarasai, Lietuva.

You are welcome to the 14th edition of MJR festival - the tribal event with best original Lithuanian and European music groups, art projects and cultural programme. On the last Summer weekend, the festival is returning home - to the wild green island in Zarasai, North Eastern woods... To make a great festivity, that You will never forget!

The main theme for MJR XIV is sutartinės - a very unique ancient Lithuanian tradition of ritual polyphonic singing, playing, dancing. Magic rituals are waiting for You to join!

Where ancient songs ar weaving worlds - YOUR TRIBE IS CALLING YOU!



Mėnuo Juodaragis 2011 will present many original collectives and artists of various origins and styles - from authentic folklore to neofolk, from darkwave to avantgarde, from electronic to metal. During 3 days on 4 stages "Mėnuo Juodaragis" will present more than 45 outstanding groups and arcane projects.

MJR 2011 artists:

BLOOD AXIS
JAV

DAZKARIEH
Portugalija

SONNE HAGAL
Vokietija

ARNICA
Ispanija

RAPOON
D.Britanija

TROLL BENDS FIR
Rusija

TARUTA
Ukraina

POLUDNICA
Lenkija

ATALYJA
Lietuva

PIEVOS
Lietuva

Aistė ir SKYLĖ
Lietuva

BIX (trečias kartas nemeluoja?:) Lietuva

DONIS
Lietuva

GOLDEN PARAZYTH
Lietuva

Ukmergės ir Pasvalio
dambrelininkai

TESTAMENTUM TERRAE Gudija

KŪLGRINDA
Lietuva

LYGAUDĖ
Lietuva

ByTikZyz
Lietuva

TRYS KETURIOSE
Lietuva

UGNIAVIJAS
Lietuva

MARGA MUZIKA
Lietuva

VILKDUJA
Lietuva
 
SPANXTI
Lietuva

OBšRR
Lietuva

LUCTUS
Lietuva

KUKUMBALIS
Lietuva

ALE VA
Lietuva

MINDRAUJA
Lietuva

GYVATA
Lietuva

d.n.s
Lietuva

PB8
Lietuva

LUUMM
Lietuva

JUODVARNIS
Lietuva

NEFES
Lietuva

RITINGO
Lietuva

DEVYNI
Lietuva

Kamanių šilelis
Lietuva

 

LAIMAS MUZYKANTI / Latvija
VYNGRIA

RAMTATŪRIS
SELUONA
GIRIŲ DVASIOS

DJ Olivers / Latvija
DJ Dijūta
DJs Smetona
DJs Nuokalnės
DJs Žalios rūtos
DJ Plentas
DJ Dambrass
DJ Diletantas


   


 

Of course Mėnuo Juodaragis is much more than only music - a vast festival programme will present exclussive solid lectures, tribal workshops, traditional rites, art exhibitions, various creative and ecologic projects, nice film selection, hikes, sports, folk dances, sport tournaments and dancing parties all day and night long!

MJR is always eager to explore interesting actions and themes. The main theme for 2011 is a very unique Lithuanian heritage - sutartinės - a polyphonic singing, deeply meditative and ritual. The tradition also includes instrumental playing and dances, which will be presented and teached by the best researchers and performers.

Evoking old traditions and presenting contemporary, living Baltic culture, MJR festival will charm visitors with ancient crafts' yard and many good forgotten things. You are welcome to enjoy creative projects, good beer, friendly atmosphere, pleasing meadows, groves, fires, wooded camping site and refreshing clear waters of Zarasas lake... Mėnuo Juodaragis always has a nice suprise for everyone and appears to be the best opportunity to visit Lithuania and spend the last days of fading Summer in pagan heart of Europe.

 

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An article on the main
MJR XIV festival theme - Lithuanian polyphonic phenomenon SUTARTINĖS - in English
Latest NEWS:


KAMANIŲ ŠILELIS is young and very suprising group from Lithuania - sincerely playing smart folkish tunes and original siinging poetry... Well don't know if that term suits them well. Decide Yourself, by watching thei video for "Lygumos" song, that was made by... student artist! Can You believe? > Watch

• Lithuanina folk-rock group PIEVOS present their debut video "Dūno Upė". > Watch


• It is very joyfull news, at last we made it - MJR XIV line-up is finished by the great Latvian band LAIMAS MUZYKANTI. The band will be a final accent of MJR programme on Sunday.


• One more project confirmed - MJR night rhymes on Saturday will be charged with music of GIRIŲ DVASIOS. The Lithuanian one-man project creates original elekctronic dub techno / ambient music that is strongly influenced by wild Nature and woods. So it would call You to fall in moss and dream staring at the night sky. Listen to the recent Girių Dvasios album "Metai" (Year):
> Giriu Dvasios

• This year MJR festivall has suprisingly many strong youth ensembles of authentic folk and post-folk. Group GASTAUTA will be repleaced by RAMTATŪRIS from Antazavė.

More news



Dangus little record store in the very heart of Vilnius old town is selling MJR tickets, merchandise, and best music from LIthuania! As well as unique pagan handicrafts, jewelery, literature, souvenirs, etc.
Visit us! /
www.ragaine.org

::: MJR MERCHANDDISE 2011 :::

As every year, the special MJR merchandise will be presented on the festival. Designer Raimundas Pečiulis have created a great Juodaragis collection, - items will be manufactured in limited amounts:



more photos:

> MJR merchandise oxpd.societe

 

 

 

[c] Mėnuo Juodaragis [c] Dangus 2011