January 2017


Gordon Odametey & Abaatu Band

Friday 13.01.2017 Doors open: 9 PM | Club

Admission: € 15 / €10 (concession) / € 5 (with Berlinpass) Children up to 14: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen



Global Drums

presented by World Wide Music



Gordon Odametey, member of the famous drumming and dancing family, has his own totally individual style. He discovered the healing power of certain spoken words and special drum rhythms, especially the "heartbeat rhythms" at a young age.

Based on his traditions and due to his vast experience in various styles, he has developed his own unique style. This is an interplay between traditional African rhythms and current musical styles from all over the world. He has a great deal of skill and originality! In Ghana, his homeland, and in neighbouring countries, he became famous and popular at a young age as an outstanding drummer. He initially taught Africans, then later he also taught Europeans in a drumming school outside Accra, and today he teaches students in Berlin and elsewhere. He regularly accompanies dancers, developing and performing pieces for the dances. He also composes percussion rhythms for various musicians.

With his ABAATU BAND (ABAATU means joyful, life-affirming jumping when dancing) he ignites a huge musical firework!


Band line up:
Drums: Gordon Odametey, Baba Dango, Thomas Tossou, Emmanuel Sackey, Kpakpo Odametey,
Dancers: Isaac Nettey, Astou




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20 | 21 | 22 JANUARy 2017 | 2nd Global Drums Festival


From the 20th – 22nd January 2017 Berlin's WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN will be presenting exciting excerpts from the broad spectrum of the transcultural percussion scene in Berlin at the 2nd GLOBAL DRUMS FESTIVAL – focussing on percussive music from Arab countries. The festival will be accompanied by two percussion concerts from our World Wide Music series: on 13th January 2017 GORDON ODAMETEY & ABAATU BAND and on 27th January 2017 DUO SAFAR!

The GLOBAL DRUMS FESTIVAL represents the variety of percussive music in the different art and cultural settings of Berlin, and with it the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN cultural institute, founded in 1993 in Berlin, once more revisits its raison d‘être: the celebration of cultural difference and diversity – in one of the most rapidly transforming cultural cities in Europe.

Detailed programme info coming soon!



Berlin Acts play Global Music!

Every Friday the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN presents the finest of Global Music.

9:00 PM (doors open), Entry: € 15 / € 10 / € 5 (with Berlinpass)

You'll find all concerts on the WorldWideMusic Schedule and on the WorldWideMusic Facebook fanpage!

Band inquiries to:

Anette Heit
Phone +49 (0)30 60 97 70-17

A concert series in cooperation with multicult.fm and Funkhaus Europa. Every Wednesday at 9 am and 7 pm our concerts are broadcast on multicult.fm!


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.