Pop-Kultur lokal 2019: AFRO x POP
Without the work, lifeblood and elbow grease that the city’s many young promoters contribute, Berlin would look much different – dull and bloodless. We’re aiming to enter a productive exchange with them through »Pop-Kultur lokal,« the program we launched last year with Dominique Schweizer and »Off-Kultur.« Four events out of 33 applications were selected by an independent jury, which we in turn are funding. Leading up to the festival – happening from the 21st to the 23rd of August – these monthly events will open up new perspectives from April to July. And as we believe that pop culture should be for everyone, we’re making sure that entry for each edition of »Pop-Kultur lokal« is free.
As part of the AFRO x POP platform, Pamela Owusu-Brenyah is launching a mini-festival under the title »The Potential of Afro Pop Music and Artists in Berlin,« taking place on the 3rd of July at the Kantine am Berghain. Owusu-Brenyah, who is also guesting in the talk »Auto-Tuned Africa: When Technology Meets Tradition« at Pop-Kultur 2019, welcomes you to a panel discussion at 19:00, followed by three live performances and a closing DJ set by Jumoke Adeyanju, setting the scene for dancing and, weather cooperating, further conversation in the beer garden.
After the discussion with Adi Amati (musician), David Debrah (CEO of Dpiction Videography) and Joe Chicalo (Afroforce1 & Senior Vice President and A&R of Universal Music Central Europe & Africa), three artists from the African diaspora will play: K.ZIA, Mauvey and Adi Amati. K.ZIA calls her music as »food for the soul,« an apt description for her modern, R&B-inspired sounds. Artist, songwriter and producer Mauvey lives in London and Berlin. Having grown up with the music Prince, Oumou Sangaré and Andre 3000, he combines these influences with contemporary sonic aesthetics in his own work. Adi Amati also brings tradition in harmony with the present: with Afrobeat as her foundation, she recently defined her own sound with the album »Rebirth.«
Pop-Kultur lokal: AFRO X POP
Adi Amati, K.ZIA, Mauvey
July 3rd, 2019, 19:00
Kantine am Berghain
Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin