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MĖNUO JUODARAGIS (Black Horned Moon) represents contemporary Baltic and darkwave culture in new light. This is both paying respect to the tradition and concurrently enjoying a new festival of new arts. This also provides the creative forge of Baltic world-view and aesthetics, where old and new, authentic and modem, black and white, meaning and spontaneity merge. This is innovative international cultural event and stormy entertainment arranged in the country that has preserved the pagan Fire of Europe and speaks the most ancient language in the continent.

Restless intuition turns us into seekers. Somewhere here in the flow, in the trees, under the turf, in the dance of the flames, in our genetic succession there is an archetypal key of the Universe whose power was so well known to the European nations. Ethnic tradition here refers neither to outdated illustration hanging in the porch nor drunken tourist stomping with the pint of beer. The glistening weapon of this expedition shall be folklore. It is the irreversible Action Principle preserved for ages, it is the alliance of the Past and the Future revealed in elitist dispersion. MJR summons most advanced artists drawing from the very depth and burning with unique art not meant for the mass consumers.

The flow is generated by plenty old and new music styles ranging from ethno, neo-folk, post-folk, tribal, gothic to ambient, industrial, idm, rock/metal, avant-garde, etc. These are only the tools. They differ but have identical direction, direct or indirect relations with ancestral tradition. Different generations, nations, ideas, genres and styles, but single feeling and one enchanting rhythm of the Earth.

Cold lips of the History can hardly tell us anything new. Scientific terms will scarcely reveal the beauty of the fluttering Mystery. It is unlikely we will find the light of our Ancestors in the insidious labyrinths of spurious chronicles. But we do believe that we can revive the essential fragments of the Great Legend in other ways, much more forcefully, with our Blood and Heart. A great many remarkable values and Tradition keys have sunk into the quagmires of the museum-bred fetishism for ever. The sagas died in oblivion crucified next to mausoleum-type utensils... The truth of our ritual is to revitalise the magical model of Universality HERE and NOW by employing new measures, new post-modern language. We believe it is not merely Fear of losing the identity and becoming a disposable Nothing, or a rudimentary tribute to Nostalgia. Expect a LIVE cosmic move with bright projection into Future.

Please note that the MJR concept does not profess any teaching or philosophical doctrine. It neither has any claims pertaining to cyber authenticity nor strives to modernise or pervert the folklore. We leave the preservation and canonisation of ethno-culture for ardent specialist. Meanwhile, the philosophy of MĖNUO JUODARAGIS is clear and simple. It is the Heartbeat. For time marches on and Baltic grass-snake never devours its tail. For the pagan festival must also include entertainment where with the touch to pulsating Mystery the game turns into ritual and the ritual becomes the game. So we move on in Circle… to the Beginning of the Beginning.