November 2 - 4 Akademie der Künste der Welt: 'Digging the Global South' concerts and talks with Benjamin Noys, Mattin, Rough Americana ( to mention some of those who have been guest lecturing at the DAI) as well as many others.

25.10.17 | tag: Cologne

The three-day feature Digging the Global South combines talks, concerts, and parties to look at artistic strategies, production, and distribution of mostly electronic music from Africa and the African diaspora. The sophisticated Western market’s hunger for music from the world’s margins and crisis zones pretends to be enlightened, but it is often motivated by helpless yearning for symbolic shocks: the world outside the crystal palace becomes a reality reserved for the politically correct cultural consumer and virtual globetrotter. Digging the Global South takes a critical look at this movement. It does not only present music from Africa and its diaspora but questions record producers, journalists, and musicians mediating between African music scenes and the European public, giving insight into a complex African-diasporic modernity shaped by globalization, digitalization, and urbanity, and the Western projections it faces.
Curated by the programmer THOMAS GLÄSSER/Zentrum für Aktuelle Musik e.V. 
Line-Up:
Angel Ho (Capetown / South Africa) tbc
Benjamin Noys (Chichster / UK)
C-Drik (Berlin // Belgium)
Christopher Kirkley (Portland / USA)
DJ Marfox (Lisbon // Angola)
DJ Lag (Durban / South Africa) tbc
Don´t DJ  aka Florian Meyer (Berlin / Germany)
Elsa M´Bala (Berlin // Cameroon)
Endeguena Mulu (Addis Ababa / Ethiopia)
FAKA (Johannesburg / South Africa)
Felix Klopotek (Cologne / Germany)
Jaquelines Georges (Cairo / Egypt)
Luka Guindo (Bamako / Mali)
Lukas Ligeti (Irvine / USA)
Maha El Nabawi (Cairo / Egypt)
Mahmoud Refat (Cairo / Egypt)
Mattin (Berlin // Spain)
"Songbook #7" feat. Moor Mother, Lucio Capece, Marcel Dickhage, Farahnaz Hatam, Colin Hacklander, Cathleen Schuster
Michael Baird (Utrecht // Zambia)
Moor Mother (Philadelphia / USA)
Rough Americana (Amsterdam // USA)
… more to be announced
Venue: Stadtgarten and Studio 672, Venloer Straße 40, 50672 Cologne
Ticket information and starting times of the events: TBA 
In English

In cooperation with the European Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten

Supported by the Ministery of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia