About

SILK NOTE FESTIVAL is a joint initiative of the charitable Foundation “My step” and the “International Association for Development of Cultural Tourism” NGO.

The well-known truth is that culture is the hallmark of any nation, and in the case of Armenia it played an exceptional role in the preservation of identity.

The world tourism organization of the United Nations has estimated that 37% of the total tourism is cultural tourism, and it is growing every year.

 

Armenia has great opportunities in the field of cultural tourism, but now this potential is not fully used.

The charitable Foundation “My step” and “International Association for Development of Cultural Tourism”  have a common goal to turn Armenia into a center of cultural tourism. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to carry out comprehensive work to attract international experience and opportunities.

Our first major project is the Silk Note Festival, which claims to be the cultural and tourist event of the year.

Silk Note Festival will offer not only local residents, but also tourists exclusive concerts, the headliners of which will be world-famous artists.

This festival will give an opportunity to keep Armenia in the center of attention of the international community and the press, to stimulate the development of the musical sphere, to enrich the cultural life thanks to the world-famous musicians.

2019 headliners

Jamiroquai

Founded in 1992 by front man Jay Kay, the pioneers of “future funk” have taken the world by storm, establishing themselves as one of the most successful acts on the planet. Since the release of their debut album ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’ in 1993, Jamiroquai have completed reinvigorated modern pop music while also paving the way as chief influencers of some of today’s most exciting artists. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman & The Internet as well as historic performances alongside Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross, Jamiroquai have consistently proved themselves as one of the globe’s most revered and unifying musical innovators of our time.

With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning, Brits-nominated band have sold over 26m albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time.

The Parov Stelar Band

Parov Stelar and The Parov Stelar Band are projects created by Marcus Fuereder, who is called the founder of ‘Electro Swing’ and one of Austria’s internationally most successful artists. The band is in heavy request all over the world and the tracks are the soundtrack for numerous movies, TV shows and ads.

Parov Stelar

Already his first release, the EP Kisskiss, and the following album Rough Cuts in 2004 provided an immediate breakthrough in the international electronic music scene. The unique sound, his specific approach to music production and the unorthodox combination of musical genres soon made him the star of an uprising scene. With his subsequent albums Seven and Storm (2005), Shine (2007), Coco (2009), The Princess (2012), The Invisible Girl (Parov Stelar Trio, 2013), The Art of Sampling (2013), the No. 1 album The Demon Diaries (2015), Live @ Pukkelpop (2016), the No. 1 album The Burning Spider (2017) and more than 20 EP’s he was able to strengthen and even improve his status until today and he became the favorite of a huge fan community.

Parov Stelar is also in heavy request for collaborations and as a remixer. He worked with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Lukas Graham, Marvin Gaye, Bryan Ferry, Klingande and many more. Parov Stelar won 8 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards (5x Best Electronic/Dance, 2x Best Live Act and 1x Best Album) and received 4 Gold and 1 Double Platinum Award.

Parov Stelar has 1 Million Facebook fans, more than 500 Million YouTube views and more than 500 Million Spotify plays. His tracks have been used on more than 700 compilations worldwide (e.g. Hotel Costes, Buddha Bar, …) and have been used in numerous TV shows, TV series and movies. There are dozens of TV ads with his music e.g. Audi, Bacardi, Courvoisier, Colgate, Cosmopolitan, Escada, Fiat, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nespresso, Paco Rabanne, Target, Telecom Italia and Vodafone to name just a few.

The Parov Stelar Band

They played over 1000 live shows all around the world, e.g. sold out shows at PlayStation Theater in New York (back to back), Alexandra Palace in London, Zenith in Paris and most arenas all over Europe. They played many major festivals like Coachella, Glastonbury, Sziget, Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop, and many more as well as all over the world, e.g. in Australia/New Zealand, America, Russia, India, Singapore and South Korea. The 2019/2020 world tour will bring new songs, a brand-new stage design, light show and visuals that promise to be better than ever. Also new, fans will see the incredible vocalist Elena Karafizi joining the band for the very first time. Now with 7 performers and new music the band has never been more excited to reacquaint with their fans and some of the most memorable venues in the world.

Vocals: Elena Karafizi, Anduze

Horn Section: Sebastian Grimus (Saxophone), Marc Osterer (Trumpet), Jacky Mayr (Trombone)

Rhythm Section: Michael Wittner (Guitar/Bass), Willie Larsson Jr. (Drums)

 

Al Di Meola

A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. 

And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing along with the soulfulness and his inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

Proceeds from the concerts will be donated to the process of rebuilding cultural institutions in the regions.