It’s unwritten manifest for those who observe, support, participate, it’s a tribute based on the cherished traditions and ten-year experience for the most faithful ::KILKIM ŽAIBU:: visitors of the festival, who are not indifferent to the Baltic stage inspired by the ancestors, distinguished by ancient culture and combative grimness. In the course of time attentively observing the changing tendencies of the stage, we have been trying to follow the chosen route by restoring to life the war spirit by tinkly arms in the background of blazing anthems, by remembering traditional folklore of our grandfathers, by getting together the most heathen bands of heavy music. So we are drinking a toast of beer to the ancient warfare clubs, folklore and extreme music bands to show our respect to all those who have gathered in Semigallia land. Nothing is forgotten, everyone is remembered!
After a much celebrated appearance by Adam Baldych at the 2011 Berlin Jazzfest, critic Ulrich Olshausen raved in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: "He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him". High praise for a musician of just 26 years of age, and at the same time only fitting for a man who has been considered a prodigy in his native Poland for many years already. He discovered the violin at the age of 11, and jazz at 13; the music gave him the freedom of expression he was looking for, and at 16 he started his international career. After completing his jazz studies at the Katowice Academy with distinction, he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.