HKW will be closed from Jan 7 until 26.
8 pm: Goat | Auditorium
9 pm: Talvin Singh/Budgie/Jason Singh | Auditorium
10 pm: Ghana Panorama | Auditorium
11 pm: DJ Zhao (DJ set) | Hirschfeld Bar
Goat plays complex rhythmic structures so precisely that they sound programmed—Minimal Techno without electronics. The quartet from Osaka, Japan, disregard the typical Rock music characteristics of their instruments—guitar, bass, drums, and saxophone—emphasizing repetition instead of melody, employing a stoically hammering bass drum and atonal harmonies.
Percussion extravaganza with underground pioneers: Singh’s fusion of tabla and Electronica founded the Asian Underground. Budgie’s legendary drum style— with the Slits and Siouxsie and the Banshees— infused Post-Punk with Reggae and Funk elements. With beatboxer Jason Singh they prepare a beat and drum focused performance exclusively for 100 Years of Beat.
Ashanti rhythms, Frafra gospel, Highlife, local traditions, and new hybrids: With the Hiplife rapper Flowking Stone and Guy One, a master on the Kologo lute, the Berlin-based drummer and beat researcher, Max Weissenfeldt, has assembled a 16-person supergroup embodying Ghana’s musical diversity.