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DAY PROGRAMME | OPEN STAGE

DAY PROGRAMME | OPEN STAGE

THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY


 ◊ THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, 2018 | OPEN STAGE ◊

Start of the show: 01 p.m.

SIDIKI DIABATÉ

THE NEW STAR OF AFRICAN URBAN MUSIC SCENE

The Malian singer Sidiki Diabaté, is an outstanding beat maker and Hip-Hop producer and also known as the Prince of Kora. He is considered as the new star of African urban music scene. With his songs featuring Booba, Niska or Fataby, Sidiki has manages to make a name himself on the African scene. His song „C'est bon“ feat. Iba One et Niska“ on YouTube has already 7.155.360 views. He performed on the world’s most prestigious stages alongside his father, the famous Master of Kora, Toumani Diabaté. He will have his debut concert in Germany at the International Africa Festival in Würzburg.

Showtime: 03 p.m.

DAARA J FAMILY

THE MOST FAMOUS HIP-HOP BAND FROM DAKAR

In 2001 the first Africa Festival award was given to the group Daara J for its musical talent and dynamic performances. After very famous solo projects the members of the group are now performing together again. Ever since their album “School of life“ Faada Freddy and N´Dongo D have been the heart of the Daara J Family. They label their music as socially committed “hip-hop born in Africa”. Their lyrics are in Wolof, French and English and in their music they combine the tradition of Senegalese griot with hip-hop, soul, funk and reggae.


 ◊ FRIDAY, JUNE 01ST, 2018 | OPEN STAGE ◊

Start of the show: 01 p.m.

DOBET GNAHORÉ

MAGIC URBAN AFRICAN SOUL FROM THE IVORY COAST

In 2001 she had the privilege to start off the 13th Africa Festival with French guitar player Colin Laroche, who would later become her husband, as an acoustic duo, which was back then still completely unknown. Ever since this first performance, her career as an expressive musician and artist has been skyrocketing. Thus, in 2009 she received the coveted Grammy award in the category “Best Urban & Alternative Performance“. In 2010 the audience of the festival could assure itself of her talent. By popular demand we are delighted to welcome her on the Open Stage again.

Showtime: 03 p.m.

ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES

FRESH WORLD MUSIC FROM SUDAN

In 2010 Alsarah founded the Nubatones in New York with her sister Nahid. Until then she had been leading a chequered life. She was born in Khartum in 1982 and had to flee via Yemen into the USA in 1989 with her whole family. In the USA she successfully graduated in ethnomusicology, in the meantime was training her voice in various world music choirs, and was a part of the “Nile Project”. Currently with the Nubatones she is successfully alternating between traditional rhythms, afrobeat, pop and soul. Her new and sensational album is called “Ya Watan”.

Start of the show: 05 p.m.

MARIAMA

THE SONGWRITER LADY AND VOICE FROM FREETOWN

Mariama Jalloh was born in Freetown/Sierra Leone. She grew up in the German town Bergisch Gladbach and today feels at home in Paris, as well as Cologne and the rest of the world. She took her first musical steps with Adé Bantu’s “Brothers Keepers” and his “Afrobeat Academy”. In 2012 the singer and songwriter released her debut album “Easy Way Out”. Since then her voice has been appreciated by West African stars like Moh!Kouyaté (“Darre“) or Faada Freddy (“I Need A Dollar“), too.

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 ◊ SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2018 | OPEN STAGE ◊

Start of the show: 01 p.m.

ORQUESTA MERCADONEGRO

HOT SALSA FROM CUBA AND COLOMBIA

Orquesta Mercadonegro or “black market“, which is the translation of the band’s name, is one of the best salsa bands. Over the years, the band has become one of the most popular groups for Latin-American music. Founded by José Armando Miranda, Cesar Correa and Rodrigo Rodriguez, in the meantime, the trio has turned into a band with 11 members who have their roots in Cuba, Colombia and Peru. They carry salsa into the world with a lot of passion and infect any audience with their enthusiasm. No one can resist dancing and there will be no shirt left dry!

Start of the show: 03 p.m.

GANGBÉ BRASS BAND

BIG BAND SOUNDS FROM BENIN

“Gangbé“, a word from the ‘fon‘ language in Benin, can be roughly translated to “sound of metal”. The musicians of this band, which consists of 8 members who play the trumpet, trombone, tuba and various percussion instruments, have been enthusing the audience of the African world music scene with impressive live performances since the year of foundation in 1994. Traditional “juju” or “voudoun” rhythms are blending with modern jazz harmonies in big band arrangements and sometimes turn towards afro beat. It’s time to dance!

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Start of the show: 05 p.m.

KLUB KARTELL PRESENTS DELLÉ; GANJAMAN; JAHCOUSTIX & SEBASTIAN STURM

GERMAN ROOTS REGGAE PARTY POWER DELUXE

Dellé, old hand of ‘Seeed’ with Ghanaian roots, Ganjaman, germanophone reggae artist from the very start, Jahcoustix the positive vibes man of the scene, and experienced roots reggae player Sebastian Sturm meet the excellent classic backing band ‘Klub Kartell’. Ever since the founding of the band in 2016 and various gigs with artists like Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), these five guys have become more than just an insider’s tip in the German club reggae and dancehall scene. It’s time for an electrifying and unforgettable live reggae party!

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 ◊ SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2018 | OPEN STAGE ◊

Start of the show: 01 p.m.

ACE TEE

AFRO-GERMAN HIP-HOP & R&B WITH GHANAIAN ROOTS

The woman behind "Ace Tee" is Berlin-born hair stylist Tarin Wilda who is living in Hamburg. With her partner Kwam.E, who was also born in Ghana, she is rapping in German in true hip-hop fashion. In 2017 they actually managed to score a viral hit in the USA with the song „Bist Du Down“. Thanks to their fashionable appearance even Vogue magazine noticed them. With their four stage dancers and a DJ you are guaranteed to have a really good dance!

Start of the show: 03 p.m.

AMI

THE NATURAL YOUNG SONGWRITER LADY

Ever since her first performance at the 28th Africa Festival and her second CD “Seasons”, Ami, daughter of famous world music fusion musician Wally Warning, has evolved into a confident songwriter. With the Caribbean island Aruba in her blood, by this time she is not shying away from also singing in German, which can be heard in her well-made song „Untertauchen“. Let’s look forward to a lot of groove and soul from the young singer who is living in Munich.

Start of the show: 05 p.m.

PATRICE

GERMANY’S FINEST ROOTS REGGAE & SOUL ARTIST

In 2001 Patrice Babatunde Bart-Williams enthused the audience of the Africa Festival for the first time. Since his debut album “Ancient Spirit“ (2000) he has continually been evolving and his last album “Life’s Blood“ (2016) has become another timeless milestone in his career. The likeable songwriter feels equally at home in his hometown Cologne, as well as in New York, Paris or the home country of his late father: Sierra Leone. A special anniversary present for the loyal audience in front of the open stage!

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