Authentic and contemporary at the same time, comfortably familiar but also unexpected, Michael Kiwanuka will grace the audience of St. Michael’s Fortress by his performance on July 10th at 9 PM. Those lucky enough to attend will enjoy the sounds of soul and blues, as if pulled from some ’60s vinyl and allow this versatile artist to take them away with his sound and approach.
Kiwanuka, a name he shares with the African god of thunder and lightning, started his musical journey as a session guitarist and accompanied Adele on tour. Per his words, he found his sound mostly in Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix.
His debut album Home Again caught the ears of both audience and critics with his casual-on-the-surface but rich-in-essence retro moments. The following album Love & Hate only strengthened the sense of an artist whose work resists time. The recognition of Kiwanuka’s talent is evident in the awards he’s achieved, such as the BBC Sound of 2012 for most promising new musician, as well as the HiPipo award dedicated to people of great significance in promoting African artistic excellence.
A warm summer evening at St. Michael’s Fortress will perfectly complement the vintage atmosphere of Kiwanuka’s songs.
Early bird tickets are priced 240 HRK are on sale from April 17th, at sales desks of the St. Michael’s and Barone Fortress, in City Point (Don Krste Stošića 1), and online at Eventim and Croatia Tickets.
From May 15th ticket price will be 270 HRK.