2018, Sat, Apr 28

Goat, Talvin Singh/Budgie/Jason Singh, Ghana Panorama, DJ Zhao

Goat | Photo: Yusuke Nishimitsu

Goat | Photo: Yusuke Nishimitsu

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

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.

Talvin Singh, Jason Singh | Photo: Promo

Talvin Singh, Jason Singh | Photo: Promo

Talvin Singh / Budgie / Jason Singh

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.

Guy One | © Sebastian Marggraf

Guy One | © Sebastian Marggraf

Ghana Panorama

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.

He Zhao (DJ Zhao) | © Promo

He Zhao (DJ Zhao) | © Promo

DJ Zhao

With a polycultural perspective on rhythm and the fusion of ancient and hyper-modern, the Beijing-born Berliner shares his musical vision of a possible future pluralist egalitarianism.