Learning to Listen

• Thu 28 09 2023 / 7:30 pm •
with Yvan Hervé Butera


Every last Thursday of each month, the ADKDW invites you to a joint listening session at the Kompakt Record Store of the legendary Cologne label for electronic music. In each session, an invited guest will play selected songs, song fragments, or instrumentals and discusses them from a personal, music-historical, and/or political point of view.

Yvan Hervé Butera (he/they), is Rwandan-born and based in Kigali, Rwanda. He is an art, diversity, and inclusion consultant and facilitator. He is a mental health advocate, a curator, playwright, psychologist, and cultural event organizer, with one of the recent events being the first Kigali pride celebration in June 2022 in partnership with local activists and the support of the Goethe Institute. Butera founded the Kigali Pride Initiative and Kaze Film Festival, the first Queer Film Festival in Rwanda. Butera holds a bachelor's degree in Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy and a Master's degree in the Psychology of Well-being and Social Inclusivity from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy.

Learning to Listen Series
In radio broadcasts, podcasts and live events, Learning to Listen deals with forms of listening and non-listening - and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

28 09 2023 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

© Melanie Zahn © Benko Nkiko Patrick

A cooperation of Academy of the Arts of the World (ADKDW) and Kompakt.