"25 years hand-in-hand"
The Kordoba Lp. in Munich celebrated their 25th anniversary in autumn 2004. Employees and long-standing customers were invited to a summer festival. Together with V.I.T. they created an exciting and varied summer anniversary celebration. The task was to plan an interactive event where customers, as well as employees, had the chance to get to know each other better and to appreciate the achievements reached in order to embark on a successful future together. The motto of the event "25 years hand-in-hand", which was suggested by V.I.T., accompanied the whole event.
At the beginning and as prelude to the anniversary celebration, 250 participants from all over Germany met in Munich. After a review from the management on the past 25 years, the customers described their experiences and exchanged anecdotes on the long-standing cooperation.
Having been provided with a Bavarian snack, the 250 customers and employees set off for the Starnberg Lake where they were welcomed on the jetty by hot samba rhythms. On board the helmship of the Bavarian navigation, the gallery catamaran "MS Starnberg" the guests had the possibility to be sketched in a matter of seconds by the fast drawer Andreas Otto. Others were fotographed via bluebox technique as a fish or underwater-diver or listened to an informative speech made by the captain about the sights and specialities of the Starnberg Lake whilst enjoying a cool wheat beer or a piece of cake on the sun deck.
In the afternoon they went from the Starnberg Lake to the holy mountain of the convent Andechs. After an outdoor appetizer, a chaplain welcomed the guests in the splendidly decorated and illuminated "Florianstadel". The band "Soul Kitchen" provided the appropriate musical ambience for dinner.
After that, presenter Markus Weber prepared the participants for the highlight of the evening. The band members of Lazaremusic played such hot and groovy samba rhythms that nobody could stay seated.
The guests were divided into 4 groups who were then armed with shakers, bells, tambourines and big bass drums and placed around the dance floor and on stage. Within a short time those peaceful, reserved bankers and IT-experts had changed into passionate musicians who coaxed hot rhythms out of their instruments. The "Kordoba-All-Star-Band" was born. By the end of the session they had produced a CD with their first hits. The production was accompanied by thunderous applause and a photo of the group with all "All Star"-band members was taken.
"Soul Kitchen" regained the stage with arousing sounds and made sure that the enthusiasm ignited during the percussion workshops could be directly transferred onto the dance floor. "Soul Kitchen" knew just how to prolong the feeling and everyone danced and celebrated until long after midnight.