Black Communion 2 - Day 1
Thursday, 30.05.24, door 20:00
  • 20:30 Leila Bencharmia
  • 21:15 Infinite Livez
  • 22:00 Dudu Kouate

15 Euro For 1 night
25 Euro for both nights

Morphine Raum,
Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin
Hinterhof 1. Etage

BLACK Communion is the sharing of experiences from the transnational Afro-diaspora, breaking down genre boundaries and encouraging experimentation through collaboration. This event series is a celebration of the connection between artists coming from various backgrounds and creative communities, united by their sonic activism ranging from composition to improvisation and sound art practices.
For each of the first 3 editions there will be encounters of 3 artists from either the Americas, Europe and Africa. The first evening each artist will perform on their own and on the second evening there will be open collaborations amongst the 3.

For this edition we have:
Dudu Kouate
Leila Bencharmia
Infinite Livez

Dudu Kouate

Member since 2017 of the historic Art Ensemble of Chicago, with whom he has recorded a double album and played all over the world, Dudù Kouate sings and hits, blows, touches his 200 instruments with which he leads on a journey to the roots of the sounds of the earth .
He was born in Dakar, au Sénégal from a family of griots, the guardians of the word and the musical tradition of West Africa. In 1988 he left his land for Europe. He has played at the Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde and in almost every corner of the planet: from the Kennedy Center in Washington (USA) to the Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal, passing through Australia, South America, Israel and southern and eastern Africa.
He Collaborates with many musiciens as Famoudou Don Moye, Roscoe Mitchell, Moor Mother, Abel Selaocoe, Hamid Drake, James Brandon Lewis, Mats Gustafsson, Silvia Bolognesi.

Leila Bencharmia

Born in Morocco, Leila Bencharnia is a sound storyteller whose compositional practice is rooted in the deep listening of materials such as textiles, the natural elements and tamazight symbology. Currently based in Berlin, their work takes form through sonic installations, acousmatic pieces, graphic scores and sound performance. Daughter of a traditional Moroccan musician, their dialogue with sound began in the village near the Atlas mountains where they spent their childhood. Their sonic work is a composition of recordings and analog material, including tapes, vinyls, and synthesizers. They recognize forms of radical listening as a modality of knowledge transmission. Bencharnia’s practice seeks to have an active role in the decolonizing of listening as a way to engage with social and political complexity.

Infinite Livez

Infinite Livez is an MC and artist with diverse influences that feed from a wide variety of sources, including P-Funk, Sun Ra and Surrealism. His first album Bush Meat was released in 2004 and was highly praised by critics both in the UK and elsewhere. In 2007, his album Art Brut fe de Yoot (Big Dada) and a joint project with the Swiss jazz band Stade were released. Infinite Livez has performed in the UK and throughout Europe at events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and Sónar Barcelona. He has also worked with a large number of producers and musicians, including David Murray, Nils Peter Molvar, Elliot Sharp and Kid Acne collaborated as well as musically supported artists such as Kool Keith, Anti Pop Consortium, MF Doom, Mulatu Astatke and Gold Panda.

Kindly supported by Musikfonds, Initiative Neue Musik, Morphine Raum and Mixtape Menage.

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