Bonobo, one of the world's most beloved musicians, a true master of combining different musical styles and headliner of great world's festivals, will perform at St. Michael's Fortress in Šibenik on August 8 during the tenth birthday of one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic coast.
Simon Green, better known as Bonobo, has been on the stage for more than 20 years and at the St. Michael’s Fortress he will perform with his eight-member band as part of his successful tour Fragments Live!
“We are beyond thrilled about celebrating a decade of music at the St. Michael’s Fortress. Since the opening of the Fortress in 2014., more than 200 different events were held there, and every one of them was a significant element when it comes to putting Šibenik on a European concert map. In addition to the concert of Bonobo and the already announced Emeli Sande as well as Sigur Rós, the audience at St. Michael’s Fortress will enjoy the performances of many other famous artists, so stay tuned!”, said at Fortress of culture, the organizer of Bonobo concert.
Famous for his skills in combining elements of trip-hop, jazz, electronic and hip-hop music, the artist is coming to Šibenik to perform recordings from his rich career, with a special emphasis on his latest album Fragments – the most emotional album he has ever created.
Fragments are made of ideas and experiments influenced by Bonobo’s collaborations and an escape into the wild. Unlike his other albums that were created on the road between tours and gigs, Fragments was created while the world stood still in isolation, and Bonobo sought inspiration in the wild, inhospitable environment of Death Valley.
“Finding the places that were alien and unique and awe inspiring,” he says, even if that meant escaping on a solo voyage to Death Valley on what would turn out to be the hottest day in its history.
So Fragments is the sound of both struggle and isolation – personally and collectively – and of a surging, joyous return: a gorgeous reminder of how out of struggle and disillusionment, creativity and hope can emerge at the most unexpected moments.
One of the biggest names in dance music, Green’s career includes 3 Grammy nominations and playing to 2 million people for the tour supporting his 2017 album Migration. Migration also reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance album chart and hit Top Ten positions in several countries. He is also a favorite mainstage performer at the world’s greatest music festivals and has worked with Erykah Badu, Ólafur Arnalds and Jon Hopkins, and remixed artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Gorillaz, George Fitzgerald and London Grammar.