Archive for April, 2009

Opera at Can Ventosa, Ibiza

April 30th, 2009

can ventosaRossini’s “Il Signor Bruschino” will be the third opera to be brought to Ibiza by Armin Heinemann. Performances will take place on 28th, 30th and 31st May at the “Can VentosaIbiza cultural centre. Tickets will go on sale at “Paula’s” from 4th May.

Armin Heinemann is what you might describe as an allrounder: in his time he has studied architecture, worked as a musician, fashion designer (at Paula’s), stage designer – and opera director. Two years ago it was Armin Heinemann who gave Ibiza its very first opera with “La Traviata”. Last year he repeated the experience with a second opera, “Rigoletto”.

Now these two rather melancholy Verdi operas are to be followed by a much lighter opera in the style of the “commedia dell’ arte”: “Il Signor Bruschino”, by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868). The opera was first performed in front of an ecstatic crowd in Venice back in 1813. The production has been organised by “Paula’s Ibiza” and is headed by A. Heinemann and S. Rudnik.

The full article about Rossini’s Opera at Can Ventosa, Ibiza

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Algomas Fair Trade shop in Ibiza

April 30th, 2009

Algomas Fair Trade shop in IbizaAlgomas are a Fair Trade, non-profit making association called “Alternancia”. They believe in the Fair Trade principles and sell their products in their shop “Algomas” in San Miguel on Ibiza.

Algomas, Ibiza sell beautiful and varied natural foodstuffs and home accessories sourced exclusively from fair trade producers around the world. The shop is decorated by one of the Algomas partners, Orietta Sala, well-loved for her paintings and murals at Restaurante la Paloma in San Lorenzo, and the shop is already a favourite post for the Sant Miquel locals.

They also have chairs in their garden, and the front of the shop is in the middle of the village. It’s a lovely spot to hang out in.

Algomas Ibiza website

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Casa Piedra, #Ibiza

April 30th, 2009

casa piedra, ibizaCasa Piedra just outside Cala Llonga in Ibiza is a charming rustic restaurant, ‘a hidden gem’, surrounded by fruit trees, and provides the perfect setting to enjoy an evening out. It has established itself across Ibiza with a reputation for fine dining.

The tranquil terrace, with its beautiful setting, overlooks a lemon grove, whilst the enchantingly beautiful garden, provides a warm, romantic atmosphere. A delightful place to enjoy one’s evening, taking in Ibiza‘s soft night air.

Inside, the cosy bar, [with open fire for the winter months], drinks may be enjoyed at any time.

Casa Piedra Ibiza is being run from this year by Ken and Louise Wells. Their 30 years experience running similar establishments in the UK assures you of a very warm welcome, excellent service and attention to every detail.

In the summer months the restaurant will be open every evening, May to October from 17:00Hrs.

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Cafe Savannah, #Ibiza reopens

April 30th, 2009

Tonight, Thursday 30th May, Cafe Savannah in Ibiza throws open its doors for another long awaited summer. Kicking off the 2009 season in style, the terrace will be rocking as Ibiza legend Lenny Ibizarre salutes the sunset for the first time this year with his eclectic mix of ambient chill, famed worldwide.

Cafe Savannah continues the evening in style as following will be none other than Sebastian Ingrosso, One third of the unstoppable Swedish House Mafia, who are taking over the dancefloor at Pacha every Monday with their new residency.

As well this, Savannahs decks will be pumping with music from local boy and Pacha resident Angel Linde and Ibiza’s own Jason Bye. Playing their unique take on Balearic House for which Ibiza is so famous. Savannah also introduces new pretender to the Balearic DJ throne Tom Peppe, The young, critically acclaimed DJ who is set to take Ibiza by storm this summer!!! Join them from Sunset til Late as they Roll out the Red Carpet for the first time this year and welcome in Summer 2009!!!!

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Atlantis, Ibiza

April 29th, 2009
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Have you heard of Atlantis on Ibiza? It is a magical place opposite es Vedra, the powerful stony island off Ibiza‘s west coast. Centuries ago this place was used as a quarry and the cut stones were used to build homes, defensive towers and the walls of the fortified city of Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town. Our photographer Rüdiger Eichhorn visited Atlantis - and discovered a fascinating place.

“May everyone be happy in life,” is a wish written by a Japanese hippy more than 30 years ago beneath the image of an Asian deity. The legend says that he lived in a small cave near the shrine for a while and occasionally played his violin. The music was carried along the slippery rock of the steep cliffs all the way down to Atlantis on Ibiza and on up to the Torre de Savinar, the powerful stone defensive tower, before fading away across Cala d’Hort. All who heard it spoke of the enchantment and magic the music brought to this special place.

Everyone today who makes their way to Atlantis, the defensive tower or the platform below the Torre can confirm that the enchantment and magic of this location remains unbroken! I felt it too as I made my way along the trail of stones. This trail led me to several spots on the island. These are places where you can still appreciate how the workers and stonecutters did their work, using the same principles – the principles of using the geological structures and formations to their best advantage.

You can read the full story on Atlantis here.

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Does Ya Mamma Know – Grial Ibiza this friday

April 29th, 2009

Does Ya Mamma Know - Grial IbizaThe weekly Does Ya Mamma Know at Grial in Ibiza town:

Does Ya Mama Know there’s only 4 weeks of official ‘winter-time’ left?

Summer is frighteningly close, and Mama will be packing up til October… so here come the last 5 Fridays before June.

This one is rather special, we have our friends The Fix in town.

The Fix and Yeah:No Recordings are an underground electronica act and label project. From their very first release ‘Being Stoopid’ the pair have been gaining maximum respect in the underground electronic music world.

The Fix have supported the mighty Booka Shade on their London tourdate. Played critically acclaimed live and DJ sets at the infamous Fusion Festival, Watergate, The End, Klub K4, Tresor and many more… and they also have a residency at one of London’s coolest new venues – The LightBox.

From 8pm at Grial, just before Pacha in Ibiza Town.

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Atzaro Ibiza opening new boutique shop

April 29th, 2009

atzaro, ibiza boutiqueAtzaro Ibiza, the beautiful agrotorismo hotel just outside Santa Eulalia in Ibiza are opening a new boutique shop in Santa Eulalia this Friday May 1st 6pm onwards.

They are promising drinks, food and gifts.

The new Atzaro shop is located on the road opposite the Cam Bank, on Isidoro Macabich 14 which is about halfway down the main high street on the right.

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Zoo Project opening party in #Ibiza

April 29th, 2009

Zoo Project opening party in #IbizaSpiritual underground movement, The Zoo Project, will open the gates of the abandoned Zoo in Ibiza on Saturday 20th June for its fourth season of extraordinary parties.

To truly understand the Zoo Project, you must experience it yourself. Set in the hills of Benimussa, Ibiza this disused zoo (aka Gala Night) is the last open-air venue left in Ibiza. Animal cages and a seal pit are just a few of the idyllic features that make this like no other on the island.

Across four arenas of warm, groovy, deep and underground house music, the Zoo Project presents live acts, animal dancers, vinyl only artists, the most talented rising stars and a clever selection of top producers.

Along with Zoo Project residents from 12 different countries, its star resident from 2008, Defex, will release his new tracks and play only cutting-edge, minimal, tech-house and techno, with the help of his turntables, Traktor Scratch, FX devices, and his beloved drum machine. With music collected from around the world the Zoo will be guiding the direction of underground house in 2009.

You will find the Zoo Project at the 2,500 capacity zoo every Saturday from 20th June to 5th September for the closing party. More acts and details to be announced soon.

You buy tickets for the Zoo parties online from here

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Awdio to broadcast live from Privilege, Ibiza

April 28th, 2009

The live broadcasting website Awdio have announced that they will be broadcasting live from Privilege in Ibiza during the summer.
Awdio is the first web network 100% live allowing you to listen to clubs and venues around the world in real time : radically different from webradios which broadcast pre-recorded play-lists, Awdio travels the world searching for exceptional venues, with a team of engineers connecting quality dj booths and live stages worldwide. Co-founded in 2007 by Vittorio Strigari and the designer Ora-Ito, Awdio is now a young startup employing fifteen people, all passionate about music.

With already more than 100 venues connected all over the world, Awdio broadcasts live 24/7 quality dj-sets and live concerts covering many genres. Young talent and international artists on tour can now share this unique and privileged experience with their fans worldwide.

Awdio is the biggest concert venue in the world. It is a cultural discovery tool centered around today’s and tomorrow’s musical trends. The Sources and Artists involved can benefit from a brand new way of broadcasting and promoting themselves, and enjoy a significant part of the revenue generated by their audience. Already 100+ clubs and 1000+ events a month. Registration is free and allows you to listen to a wide collection of programs, all live! You have the ability to geo-locate the broadcasting sources, browse per style, per artist, calendar and schedule the events of your preference.

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Girlz Skool, #Ibiza this Thursday

April 28th, 2009

Girlz Skool, IbizaHard hats at the ready….

With the excuse of ‘el dia del trabajador’ – workers day – we’ll be waiting for you this Thursday evening at AK Pepua for another special night of GIRLZ SKOOL stuff and nonsense in Ibiza Town.

T.E.A.M spells TEAM and that’s exactly how we’ll be operating with the help of DJ Hi-Deck-I both behind the decks and with an exclusive electric performance a la Japanese.

Yours truly and yer woman (aka B’Fly&Toga) and a good dose of GirlzSkoolismo to help guarantee a Friday hangover: but hey, at least you’ve got the day off to deal with it.

Thurs 30th April
From 23hrs
Bar AK PEPUA (ex Akelarre)
C/ Des Passadis, Ibiza

HI-DECK-I Broken System on the Isla
Guitar, distortion and Japanese flavours rule

B’Fly + Toga

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