Pada opens its season with shows of Argo Vals and Kebu

Pada, the summer garden for cultural events, will open its season with two shows on Friday, 9 June. Local musician Argo Vals and Kebu from Finland will perform. After the live shows, DJs Raul SaaremetsKatja AdrikovaHeidy PurgaAts LuikTo-Sha, Dr. Philgood, Tarrvi LaamannWidenski and Erkin Antov will play music indoors.


Kebu is a musician whose instrumental synthesizer music draws on influences from the 1970s and 80s. Kebu’s debut album, To Jupiter and Back, was released in 2012 by Secret Entertainment and reached number 28 on the Finnish album list. His second album, Perplexagon, which was released in 2016, reached number six on the Finnish album list. Kebu has also cooperated with other artists, such as Kouzin Bedlam, Vinyl Jam, 1G3B, So Long Sisters, Prime Mover, Fat Funk Force, Nektor and Couch. His repertoire also includes cover versions of the works various other artists, such as Ian Hammer, Jean Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream, and others.


The young guitarist and composer Argo Vals is considered one of the most important figures in deep Estonian instrumental pop music. Using an electric guitar, drum machine, looper and effect pedals, Argo creates a musical landscape where the sounds of jaxx, ambient, electronic and math rock blend into one. These waves of sound have elevated dance performances and TV shows, and even made it to one of the largest US indie radio stations KCRW, the French and German TV channel ARTE and have been recommended in The Guardian. At the Estonian Music Awards 2013, Argo Vals’s debut album was nominated for the Best Alternative/Indie Album of the Year Award. The Estonian Music Awards 2016 declared Argo Vals’s LP Nokturn the best alternative/indie album of the year and he was also nominated for the award of the male artist of the year. On 2 June Argo Vals released his new double single “Väsimatule unistajale”, which will be presented at the Season Opening Party of Pada.



Many strong artists from all over the world will perform in Pada during the summer season, e.g. Tortured Soul (USA), Youngr (UK), NÖEP, Stig Rästa, Lenna Kuurmaa, 2Quick Start, etc. Various dance music party series with foreign guests are also represented.


The doors at the Season Opening Party of Pada will open at 19:00 on 9 June!

The concert programme will start at 19:30 and last until 22:00. DJs will be playing their music indoors after the end of the concerts.

Tickets: Free admission during the first hour, €5 during the second hour and €10 from 21:00.



Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme (live by Kebu @ Dynamo) – https://youtu.be/TRCQmNMOqUY
Giorgio Moroder – Chase (live by Kebu @ Sthlm Italo Disco Party 2015) – https://youtu.be/cH2guTTyX8s
Argo Vals – Uni / Album Nokturn, 2015 – https://youtu.be/VUNtupFRtnk
ARGO VALS Oode – https://youtu.be/VJPF2fYColM


Further information:

Liisi Ree, kultuuriaedpada@gmail.com, 52 02 389