We are happy to welcome you at fourth edition of WinterEnd Blues festival! Cozy Minsk city will meet you with its snowy streets, illuminated with soft languid street lights.
Master-classes of foreign teachers, winners and finalists of many of blues competitions. We saw those guys at work, they definitely have some blues to show us!
Two grand parties with live music! From classic blues to fusion — for sure, belorussian musicions will touch the soul of every dancer! And of course competitions! Great opportunity to check your skills.
Don’t miss it! Lets warm up this winter under the great sound of the blues!
HOW IT WAS
Miranda van Wonterghem
Study blues less than 1 year: You just started to learn Blues Dancing and you cannot stop dancing. You know basic moves and how to lead or follow.
Study Blues 1-2 years: You are comfortable with leading or/and following and know plenty of moves. You also attended international workshops and go to parties/social nights regularly.
Study Blues More than 2 years: You have been dancing Blues for several years, traveling, competing and performing. You want to learn deep technical aspects of the movements and Blues culture as well.
Friday and Saturday - main Parties: Korpus Culture Center.
It was quite simple to make a decision to change the parties place. And you'll know why as soon as you enter this place. Atmosphere in "Korpus" is just incredible! It's very cozy, calm and soulful. There is a lounge zone, bar and also two separate rooms for both blues and fusion. "Korpus" is situated just in the center of the city, not far from the place for classes. Masherova avenue ,9 building 8.
Thursday and Sunday - Pre-Party and After-Party: Jamaica bar.
Jamaica bar is a cozy place with a lot of space to dance and a lot of soft couches to rest. There is a bar and kitchen, so you can easily have delicious food and a blues cocktail. Str. Olshevskogo 10.
Hot Engines Band
Hot Engines Band is the band that consists of professional musicians as well as experienced dancers. They play blues music for dancing. Slow and fast. Gentle and melodic as well as fun and groovy. They play not only in Russia, but also in other countries like Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine. Hot Engines Band has been playing at WinterEnd since 2017 and doing it better and better! They are rocked the dancefloor and could find a way to heart of each dancer. You will love them after first song!
The Good Company Band
The Good Company Band was founded three years ago in Kiev as a duet of the voice by Evgeniya Gudkova and guitar by Evgeny Lazo. Later Alex Kravchenko, the piano, joined the band. They are playing traditional blues inspired by bluesmen that were playing delta blues and also by soul performancers and jazz musicions of big band era. This band is a constant guest on dance parties and blues nights of Kiev.
NoNameBluesBand started their career on the stage of the WinterEnd 2018 and since then they are often guests at the bluesnights. Among those guys are our blues dancers so they play only what they would dance to by themselves with pleasure, so they managed to conquer our hearts during very short period of time. All members are united with the same deep love to blues and after a while they found their own unique style. The band plays covers for famous and not so famous songs in fusion style, adding interesting rythms and breaks special for blues dancers. And all this is mixed with the most juicy blues compositions.
Evenings with NoNameBlues are long remembered for their sincerity and special romance. We have no doubts your soul will sing along with us!
*We provide discount for groups of 10 or more people (5 couples), for holders of full-passes only.
For those who cannot afford passes by any reasons, but really would like to participate in festival, we would like to announce prices for every party:
Thursday: 8 euro
Friday: 25 euro
Saturday: 25 euro
Sunday: 8 euro