For the closing of Ballet of the Masses, Kwashibu Area Band, featuring highlife music legends Pat Thomas, Charles Amoah, and K.O.G., take to the stage for a unique performance in celebration of the 2024 release of Ghana Special from Soundway Records, a compilation resonating with the Burger-Highlife movement of the 1980s and 90s. During this era, Ghanaian musicians migrated to Europe, notably to Germany, where traditional highlife seamlessly fused West African melodies with disco, boogie, and funk. This fusion reflects the incorporation of modern technologies into these genres, showcasing the evolving sound of the Ghanaian diaspora.

Before the concert, DJ and curator of Music and Sonic Practices Edna Martinez kicks off proceedings with a set of sounds spanning from the Caribbean to West Africa. Rounding off the night, the crew behind Oroko Radio, an independent radio station based in Accra, take to the stage. With a mission to connect, inspire, and empower through conversation, collaboration, and community engagement, Oroko Radio seeks to reclaim and centre narratives from African and diasporic artistic communities. Nico Adomako and Moneyama perform a back-to-back DJ set, bringing the vibrant sounds of Oroko Radio to HKW.


Edna Martinez
DJ set
Paulette Nardal Terrace (in case of rain: Miriam Makeba Auditorium)

Kwashibu Area Band feat. Pat Thomas, Charles Amoah & K.O.G.: Soundway presents „Ghana Special“
Paulette Nardal Terrace (in case of rain: Miriam Makeba Auditorium)

Oroko Radio Takeover with Nico Adomako B2B Moneyama 
DJ set
Magnus Hirschfeld Bar

This event takes place in the frame of Moments of Sonic Passes.