Aug1

Wassermusik 2020 - Open Air Concert

House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

In 1993 Paul Gilroy’s book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness was published. In it, he examines how the history of the Black Atlantic diaspora defied art and knowledge to find new forms. Music is of particular importance in this context. In 2004 the Black Atlantic project grappling with Gilroy’s theories took place at HKW. Fifteen years later it’s time to take them up again. The focus of Wassermusik in 2020 – entitled Mississippi Revisited – is on Southwest Louisiana & Mississippi and its musical cultures. With concerts by Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters and BeauSoleil followed by a film program.