Heard of the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda? It is widely regarded as Africa's premier electronic music festival, earning this title from Factmag and numerous attendees who have experienced its magic firsthand.
Now, the Afropollination Festival is bringing a taste of Nyege Nyege to Berlin, showcasing a diverse range of underground electronic music from various African countries in collaboration with Berlin based artist and collectives.
Taking place on 17 and 18 June at Festsaal Kreuzberg, this event promises an exciting lineup and unique performances, including:
- One-of-a-kind collaborations between Nyege Nyege artists and some of Berlin's most innovative artists resulted from the Afropollination project's collaborative efforts.
- Engaging dance performances and workshops designed to include festival visitors of all backgrounds and skill levels.
- Dive into experimantal sounds and rhythms of Singeli, Balani, Gqom, Afrobeats and much more.
The name Nyege Nyege derives from the Luganda language, translating to an irresistible, spontaneous urge to dance. So come and put your feet and hips to the test, and see if you can resist the infectious rhythms and melodies that will fill the weekend event.
Daily Ticket: 16,75 € (pre-sale)
Onsite sale: 20 €
African Acid is the Future: Maryisonacid x Dauwd - Binghi x Astan KA x Exocé Existe - Bloomfeld x DJ MP3 - Chrisman - Debmaster - Fanny Love - Le Freak de l'Afrique - Jay Mitta- PÖ - Zay x Nana
Afrorack x Jessica Ekomane - Booty Therapy Dance Workshop - DJ Diaki - DJ Mixanthrope / African Beats & Pieces - DJ MP3 - Fanny Love - Le Freak De L'Afrique Dance Workshop - Kasapio Fashion Show - Miziguruka x Binghi - Singeli Movement - Sisso & Maiko - Turkana - Zai x Nana - Zora Snake
[Subject to change]
The Afropollination Music + Dance Festival the closing event of the Afropollination project led by Ugandan-based Nyege Nyege Festival and Berlin-based Piranha Arts, organizers of WOMEX and Karneval der Kulturen.
This project enabled creative collaboration between artists from Cameroon, Mali, DRC, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Germany, and France.
Afropollination Music + Dance is funded by the TURN2 fund of the German Cultural Foundation.
Further partners are MS Stubnitz, CTM Festival, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Radio Cosmo.
article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts