Copa da Cultura 2.0


2014, Jun 12, Thu — 2014, Jul 13, Sun

Copa da Cultura | © Dirk Bleicker

Copa da Cultura | © Dirk Bleicker

Sergio Mendes | © Andrew Southam

Sergio Mendes | © Andrew Southam

Vatapá de Fruta Pão | © Louise Culot

Vatapá de Fruta Pão | © Louise Culot

Monica Besser | © Isis Martins

Monica Besser | © Isis Martins

Fumaça Preta | © Carolina Bittencourt

Fumaça Preta | © Carolina Bittencourt

Napalma | © Petro Kotze

Napalma | © Petro Kotze

Emicida | © Ênio César

Emicida | © Ênio César

Tulipa Ruiz | © Rodrigo Schmidt

Tulipa Ruiz | © Rodrigo Schmidt

Ed Motta | © Daryan Dornelles

Ed Motta | © Daryan Dornelles

Graveola | © Tamas Bodolay

Graveola | © Tamas Bodolay

Da Lata | Photo: Promo

Da Lata | Photo: Promo

Rainhas do Norte | © Joao Paglione

Rainhas do Norte | © Joao Paglione

DJ Grace Kelly | © Johan Visbeek Photography

DJ Grace Kelly | © Johan Visbeek Photography

Following highly successful programs accompanying the last two soccer World Cups – the “Copa da Cultura” in 2006 with a total of 55,000 spectators and the 2010 “Cup of Cultures”, dedicated to South Africa, the HKW announces a second festival with Brazilian artists. Once again, the HKW is showing all World Cup matches on a big screen, with more than 1,000 all-weather seats, expert analysis of selected matches and concerts at the weekends. COPA DA CULTURA 2.0 promises to bring the whole bandwidth of Brazilian music to the summer open air roof terrace of the HKW: from stars who’ve been wowing the crowds for decades through new discoveries in Europe to home appearances by Berlin-based artists. From electronic dance grooves by Napalma, who have performed at venues and events as diverse as the Cairo opera and the Bushfire Festival in Swaziland, through the impressively warm voice of singer-songwriter Monica Besser, the mixture of afrobeat, candomblé, samba and cumbia put together by the 10-piece instrumental band Bixiga 70 to the oh-so-danceable Da Lata, whose blend of styles culminates in a unique “London tropicalia”.

The musical highlight of the World Cup 2014 is on 7 July with “Mas Que Nada” star Sergio Mendes. He’s been displaying his talent since the 1960s, working with Stevie Wonder, the Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake, among others. Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung put it in a nutshell: “Sergio Mendes mixes bossa, funk and hip hop to create the most exciting cocktail since Caipirinha”.

Open-Air concerts

Concerts on the roof terrace, in case of rain in the exhibition hall