Culture

Wassermusik 10th edition

Open-Air concert and movie with South Africanís artists on the roof terrace

July 06th, 2017
Nadine Dinh, Berlin Global
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Wassermusik is a music festival that is celebrating its 10th edition in 2017 and includes a list of worldwide artists performing. For this special event Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids are invited to play on Friday 4th of August from 19:00 to 23:59 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The cultural event will take place on the roof terrace followed by a film presentation in the auditorium of the South African Embassy. The performing artists are well-known South African musicians and jazz music will be at the honour for the night.

The Concert will start at 19:00 with Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids who will perform their cosmically liberated Jazz with conch shell horns, costumes, and trancelike dance interludes which is a spiritual and entertaining experience in the tradition of Sun Ra’s Arkestra. It will be followed at 20:30 by Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya who has more than 50 albums from Township Jive to classical music.

These musicians are pioneers of South African Jazz and Abdullah Ibrahim shaped the history of his country music by his talented piano skills. During the Apartheid state in South Africa, Abdullah Ibrahim founded the Jazz Epistles with Hugh Masekela which became the most important bands playing political Jazz.

The event will end with a film presentation call “Cold Harbour” produced by McKenzie. It’s a captivating thriller which shows the dark underworld of the country at the southern tip of Africa, addressing the destruction of marine wildlife through overfishing.

This event serves as another way to get immerse in the history and culture of South Africa through a nice evening of Jazz music and the company of true local artists.

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