Arena Stožice, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 17/11/2018
Working for one of the best known Slovenian music group that is also well known outside Slovenia, was both a huge privilege and a great experience!
Perpetuum Jazzile is a vocal music group consisting of men and women, formed in 1983 as Gaudeamus Chamber Choir. They hit their worldwide fame with their amazing acapella version of Toto’s cover of the song "Africa" which has by this day over 21 million views on YouTube (!!).
This year, they are celebrating 35 years of the group and this was the occasion for a big concert where they decided to perform only Slovenian songs - from evergreens to rock and hip-hop. Arena Stožice, biggest indoor venue in Slovenia, was not a new place for them to perform - they’ve played there for two sold out consecutive nights in 2013 which made a record for that venue.
I was there with them for two days documenting the sound rehearsals, backstage preparations and the concert. The girls and guys are true professionals but also very friendly and open which made my job much easier (thank you all for that!). Add incredible stage on 3 levels, amazing visuals and fabulous lights and you got yourself a music photographers dream come true! :) Given the number of singers on stage and the whole production, I had a buddy (a Sony shooter, but nevertheless a great photographer - sorry, couldn’t miss this one! :) ) Damjan Končar helping me covering the concert and all the angles. And what a show it was, just amazing visual and musical experience, for sure! One could say, with vocals and beat-box guys like this, who needs a band on stage?! :)
Warning: short photo geek talk ahead
Also, it was one of the brightest gigs I’ve ever photographed - at moments, I was shooting at ISO 400! I don’t know if I EVER photograph a concert with ISO that low :)
Short photo geek talk end
To sum it all up (because I believe photographs will show you more than my mumbling), it was an incredible concert and this two working days were just pure pleasure. Huge thanks goes to the whole PJ team for that! ;)
Preparations - view from the top @ Arena Stožice, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 17/11/2018 Photo: © Saša Huzjak
Beat-box masters at sound check @ Arena Stožice, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 17/11/2018 Photo: © Saša Huzjak
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For more info, visit:
- Perpetuum Jazzile: www.perpetuumjazzile.si
- Arena Stožice: www.sport-ljubljana.si/Center_Stozice_Dvorana_Stozice
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