If you’ve not caught wind of the Durchlüften festival, where have you been hiding? Spread over four bustling weekends, the month-long open air features a programme packed with cultural highlights from all over the world, all in the heart of Mitte at the Humboldt Forum. And for the third weekend in the series, things are no different.
Again, the musical contingent is as vibrant as ever. Batilla and the Dream Bus kick things off on Thursday with their unique blend of Congolese rhythms, rock and reggae. Friday sees Bab L’Bluz grace the stage with their Franco-Moroccan machinations. And on Saturday, Ukraine’s GANNA Ensemble bridge the gap between folklore, jazz and experimental. DJ Bfan and DJ Shindy Herman are on turntable duties, ensuring vibes stay stoked well into the night.
As ever, the programme isn’t solely about the musical component. On Thursday, Sandra Passaro and Philip Rhensius from Norient – a forward-thinking collective and audio-visual gallery – lead the charge into discussions around the role of protest, resistance and democracy in today’s world. Saturday afternoon is all about Strength, a performance reimagining two folk tales – one Indian, the other West African – exploring the oh-so relatable qualities of elephants.
If that doesn’t catch your eye, then we don’t know what will. Don’t miss out, get yourself down for the penultimate weekend!
At a glance:
Thu, 11 August 2022: 19:00 – 20:30
19:00 — Discourse: Norient: “Resist Or Obey: On Resistance As Civil Duty”
20:30 — Concert: Batila & the Dream Bus