Wassermusik: The Caribbean and Accordion

Summer Open-Air Festival
2009, Jul 09, Thu — 2009, Jul 25, Sat

Kobo Town | © Promo

Kobo Town | © Promo

Ti-Coca + Wanga Négès | Foto: Caroline Mardok

Ti-Coca + Wanga Négès | Foto: Caroline Mardok

I Walked With a Zombie, film still | © Filmmuseum Berlin - Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

I Walked With a Zombie, film still | © Filmmuseum Berlin - Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

In an exchange with New York and Paris, the Caribbean sound box continues to create new styles. WASSERMUSIK 09 will be presenting these in concert double-packs by the river Spree: Horace Andy (Jamaica), Los Hermanos Morales (Cuba), Kobo Town (Trinidad/Canada), Lee „Scratch“ Perry & Adrian Sherwood (Jamaica/GB), Omar Sosa (Cuba), The Mighty Sparrow (Trinidad), Ti-Coca et Wanga Négès (Haiti). Ob Calypso-König, Dub-Magier, Orgel-Ungetüm and Piano-Ästhet – the line-up is as varied as the Caribbean island world itself.

Where there are harbours, there are also accordions.Thanks to seamen and emigrants, it rapidly conquered the entire world during the second half of the 19th century. And wherever the little man's orchestra appeared, new forms of music were created, such as Norteño in Mexico, Forró in Brazil and Tango in Argentina. WASSERMUSIK 09 will be celebrating the rich diversity of accordion music with Chango Spasiuk (Argentina), Clan Brasil (Brazil), coba (Japan), Ray Abshire (USA), Jorge de Altinho (Brazil), René Lacaille (Réunion), Tango Crash (Argentina). J-Pop, Elektro-Tango, Chamamé, Tex-Mex and Forró: your toes will be itching to dance!!

Carillon player Jeffrey Bossin will introduce every concert with his "Water Jingle", especially composed for Water Music 09.

And that's not all: our summer festival also includes events on the green beach by the Spree, films that follow the trails of Rastas, Calypsonians and Acordeonistas, and a reading by Louis-Philippe Dalembert (Haiti).

You will also find infos on every aspect of the Caribbean, cocktails that are anything but watery and, last but not least: the sunset behind the oyster.

Within the framework of the conference "Colonial Kaleidoscope: The Caribbean at the Center of Processes of Cultural Transfer in the Nineteenth Century", there will be readings, lectures, and discussions.

Open-Air: Concerts and films on the roof terrace

Waterproof – in case of rain in the exhibition hall