January 2017


2nd Global Drums Festival

Friday 20.01.2017 5:00 PM | Entire House

Admission: Day pass: €22 / €18 / €12 (Berlin Pass)

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen


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.


20 – 22 JANUARY 2017

FRIDAY, 20 January 2017

5pm | Courtyard | CONCERT | ZAFFA - Arab wedding band

6:15pm | Café | CONCERT | MATCHUME ZANGO (Mozambique)

7pm | Hall | CONCERT | RASA DAIKO (Japan/Germany)


9:30pm | Club | CONCERT | TAMAM presents: PARZIVAL & RITUAL as part of World Wide Music
           (Concert is not included in the festival ticket)

Host: Eric Vaughn
Project director:
Anette Heit

*Programme subject to change


Day ticket : € 22 / €18 (student) / € 12 (with Berlin-Pass)
TAMAM at World Wide Music: €15  / €10 (student) / €5 (with Berlin-Pass)
Raqs Night & Cairo Hip.Beat.Box: €10 / €5 (concession)





Arab wedding band

FRIDAY | 20.01.2017 | 5pm | Courtyard 

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Matchume Zango


FRIDAY | 20.01.2017 | 6:15pm | Café


Cândido Salomão Zango, also known as “Matchume”, has dedicated himself to Mozambican traditional music and dance since the age of six. His parents and grandparents are originally from Zavala, Inhambane Province (Mozambique), which is the center of Timbila, a marimba-style instrument which is revered as part of Mozambique’s national patrimony. Inspired by this long and passionate tradition of music and percussion, Matchume began to play, study music and produce traditional instruments such as timbila, mbira, xitende and djembe drums.

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FRIDAY | 20.01.2017 | 7pm | Hall


Line up: 
Beate Gatscha (DE/CZ) – Kathak Dance / Taiko
Madlen Werner (DE/CZ) – Oriental Fusion / Taiko
Karen Lai Taguet (VN/FR/DE) – Bharatnatyam / Taiko
Birgit Stauber (AT/DE) – Modern Dance / Taiko
Anastasia Hack (GR/DE) – Jazz Dance / Taiko

The ensemble RASA DAIKO

brings together five dancers and drummers from different countries of origin who live in Berlin, and who have different kinds of dance training. They unite their love of dance with their equal fascination of Asian drumming. They have been working together in various projects for a number of years already and founded RASA DAIKO with the idea to place their diverse artistic skills in a contemporary context that connects cultures.

Dance and Drums is a fusion of dance and dance choreographies of the powerful Taiko drumming style from Asia combined with classical percussive dance styles from India (Kathak, Bharatanatyam), Oriental dance and modern dance. The dancers accompany the powerful drum sounds and vice versa.


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Egypt / Burkina Faso

FRIDAY | 20.01.2017 | 8:15 PM | Hall


Tak Taka - Beats of Egypt

The rhythms of Egypt are very diverse: from Suez in the North, to Assuan and Luxor in the South, the rhythms of the Bedouin and the Falahi, as well as other traditional and modern styles. Egypt has always been a melting pot of various cultures that have exchanged ideas and found a new home there. Dum Tek presents the diversity of Egyptian rhythms, accompanied by folk singing and folk melodies.

Nasser Kilada - Vocals, Oud, Percussion
Muhammad Ra'fat - Drums, Percussion
Moussa Coulibaly - Kora, Balafon, Talking Drum 



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as part of World Wide Music 

FRIDAY | 20.01.2017 | 9:30 PM | Club

Concert is not included in the festival ticket.

Why do people say that in central Europe there are no rituals and that the people are not receptive to repetitive energy, the inner groove of an event? TAMAM wants to mix things up so the performers don't even know themselves where what they are playing comes from. It doesn't matter where it comes from! What interests us is where we, together with the audience, move to: tamam - me ? ein - verstanden? συμφωνείς? en - tendido? don't you agree?

Line up:

Bodek Janke - Poland/Berlin
Evi Filippou - Greece/Berlin
Alfred Mehnert - Germany/Berlin
Katrina Martínez Marrupe - Cuba/Berlin
Hogir Göregen - Kurdistan/Berlin


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