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Wassermusik: Black Atlantic Revisited • 2019, Jul 05, Fri — 2019, Jul 27, Sat
 
Tropical Diaspora® Records will be part of the Wassermusik Festival this year with focus on the Black Atlantic theme, indeed and we at Tropical Diaspora® try to create a narrative, musical and otherwise, about the people that crossed the Atlantic from Africa to the “Americas” and gave rise to different cultural expressions that reflect both the horror and hope of that experience.
 
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Festival Description by HKW.
 
“In 1993 Paul Gilroy’s book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness was published. In it, he examines how the history of the Black Atlantic diaspora defied art and knowledge to find new forms. Music is of particular importance in this context. In 2004 the Black Atlantic project grappling with Gilroy’s theories took place at HKW. Fifteen years later it’s time to take them up again. The focus of Wassermusik in 2019 – entitled Black Atlantic Revisited – is on the South Atlantic and its musical cultures. With concerts by Milton Nascimento, Angelique Kidjo, Gilberto Gil and many others, a film program and the Wassermarkt.
 
Curated by Detlef Diederichsen
 
The conference Echoes of the South Atlantic (July 10 and 11) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut looks at the present-day situation of Atlantic relations between Africa, the Americas and Europe. Paul Gilroy is among the many contributors.”
 
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PROGRAM
 
Friday, Jul 5
7 pm
Milton Nascimento presents Clube da Esquina, Luedji Luna
 
Concerts, film
Saturday, Jul 6
7 pm
Ranky Tanky, Nelida Karr
 
Concerts, film
Friday, Jul 12
7 pm
Maravillas de Mali, Les Filles de Illighadad
 
Concerts, film
Saturday, Jul 13
7 pm
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Virgínia Rodrigues
 
Concerts, film
Sunday, Jul 14
7 pm
Gilberto Gil, Miroca Paris
 
Concerts, film
Friday, Jul 19
7 pm
Benin International Musical, B.C.U.C. (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)
 
Concerts, film
Saturday, Jul 20
7 pm
Louis Towers, Maria del Rosario
 
Concerts, film
Sunday, Jul 21
7 pm
Angélique Kidjo, Chocolate Remix
 
Concerts, film
Friday, Jul 26
7 pm
Mario Lucio & Simentera, Lechuga Zafiro
 
Concerts, film
Saturday, Jul 27
7 pm
The Congos & Pura Vida, Hollie Cook

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