Pop Kultur announces line up for seventh edition in Berlin

 

The celebrated, forward thinking arts and culture festival will take place between the 25th and 28th of August later this summer and will feature 120 programmed performances, talks, dj sets, readings, art exhibitions and more. 

Taking place at Kulturbrauerei, in both indoor and outdoor spaces, the festival is described as having placed focus on the theme of ‘Breakaways and New Connections’. This is described as follows:

“Collective approaches, post-migrant identities, intersectional discourse, inclusive projects, diasporic narratives, queer positions and breakaways from musical expectations all help create a space for mutual exchange.”

Key musical performances come from the likes of Erika de Casier and LAYLA whilst a number of artists are working on newly commissioned work such as Discovery Zone, Apex Anima and All diese Gewalt aka Max Rieger. 

Katja Lucker had the following to say about the significance of this years festival. 

“It has been our ambition to further open up the festival, serving as a model and helping set new standards that are long overdue.”

A full list of the Pop Kultur programme can be seen in full below:

Concerts & DJ Sets

21 Downbeat / 24/7 Diva Heaven / Adir Jan & Emrah Gökmen / Albertine Sarges / Andreya Casablanca / Astrit Ismaili a.k.a. Astro / Ava Vegas / Badchieff / Benzii & Friends / blind & lame / CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler) / Choolers Division / Conny Frischauf / Culk / Dain Fadinzt / Dan Bodan / Danitsa / DENA / Dino Brandão / Don Jegosah / Drangsal / Elizabete Balčus / Erika de Casier / Erotik Toy Records / Eunique / Finn Ronsdorf / Flohio / Floyd Lavine / Galouchë / JAN & Wojciech Bąkowski / John Moods / Juno Francis / K.ZIA / Kaleo Sansaa / KARMA SHE / Kratzen / Księżyc / Kuoko / LAYLA / LIE NING / Liraz / Manu Louis / Masha Qrella / Mechatok / Mira Mann / Mr. Silla / Mustelide / NAARI / Nalan / Nneka / Noga Erez / NORAA / Odunsi (The Engine) / okcandice / Ongoing Project and Sisterqueens / Ozan Ata Canani & Karaba / PAAR / Petra Nachtmanova / »Poetry Meets« / Preach / Richard von der Schulenburg / School of Zuversicht / Serious Klein / Simav Hussein / Slic Unit / Sometimes With Others / Sophia Kennedy / Sorry3000 / SpriteEyeZ & Janosa Mike & Capuz / StarBabe / Station 17 / Stella Sommer / Stille Vann / Wild Classical Music Ensemble / Yegor Zabelov

Commissioned Works

All diese Gewalt / Apex Anima & FRZNTE / smallboydanger / Discovery Zone / Flockey Ocscor / ILYICH / »I’m only Dancing – Scheer singt Bowie« / Les Trucs / Mandhla. / Mazlum Nergiz / Natalie Greffel / Pose Dia / Sofia Portanet / Tara Nome Doyle

Collectives

Freak de l’Afrique / Night School Berlin / Selbstgebaute Musik / Sexes / THF Radio

Talks, Readings & Films

»Inter/sections: Musikalische Brüchigkeit und widerständige Körperlichkeit«: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Jacqueline Saki Aslan, Sanni Est, Mod.: Muri Darida / »Ministerium der Träume«: Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Mod.: Enrico Ippolito / »Music & Migration«: Dounia Hagenauer, Jumoke Adeyanju, Natalie Greffel, Mod.: Candice Nembhard / »Popkultur 2022 / Wie könnte die Zukunft der Popkultur in pandemischen Zeiten aussehen?«: Ayosha Kortlang (THF Radio), Jennifer Beck, Miriam Davoudvandi, Mod.: Sascha Ehlert / »Popularisierung der Politik – Politisierung des Pop«: Ahzumjot, Ebow, Mod.: Sascha Ehlert / »SAZ – The Key of Trust« / »Saz and Other Sounds of Gastarbeiters« – Ata Canani, Petra Nachtmanova, Mod.: Dr. Çiçek Bacık / »Semra Ertan – Mein Name ist Ausländer«: Cana Bilir Meier, Saki Aslan, Zühal Bilir Meier, Mod.: Ahmet Demir / »Stadtmusikbande«: Florida Juicy, Jay Pop, Tightill, Mod.: Mara Spitz / Stefanie Sargnagel / »The Kids Are Alright. Black Punks.«: Don Jegosah, Jesseline Preach, Maya Ifé De Oliveira, Mod.: Titi Amoako / »Tremolo – Ein Film über Musik für Gehörlose und Hörende«: Ben Kremer, Laura Kobisch, Susanne Kremer / »Was ist Krautrock?«: Christoph Dallach, Harald Grosskopf, Renate Knaup, Mod.: Daniel Jahn

Digital Works

Dlina Volny / Girlpool / Ian Isiah / she_skin / Show Dem Camp

More details HERE