Listening Session

• Sat 18 11 2023 / 5 – 7 pm •
Cordão do Boitatá


The cultural association Cordão do Boitatá, organized by musicians, plays an important role in the revival of the street carnival in Rio de Janeiro and was recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of the City of Rio de Janeiro in 2022. Together with Adriana Schneider Alcure (co-founder of the Cordão do Boitatá Carnival Association, ADKDW member and prodessor of theater at the University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ) and Kiko Horta (musician and member of Cordão do Boitatá) we invite you to listen together to the extensive and culturally diverse repertoire from the 25-year history of the association.

Carnival is not only a popular occasion for celebration in different longitudes and latitudes around the world. Carnival itself is also a socio-political event. From the history of Carnival, one can derive fundamental developments and changes in political and social nature. In addition to Cologne, Cologne's twin city Rio des Janeiro is also a famous carnival city. Of particular interest in the case of Rio de Janeiro - in relation to carnival - is the connection between the levels of spirituality, economy and politics. The project kaɦ.na.vˈaw | Spirituality, Economics and Politics wants to reflect this connection from Cologne and the Rhineland. Last but not least, the roots of the Brazilian carnival and the migration in Cologne and the Rhineland will be of central importance. Over the period between summer and autumn 2023, workshops, concerts and music performances, artistic presentations, as well as a performative symposium in collaboration with different institutions and migrant associations of Cologne will take place in this context. The project is artistically directed by Adriana Schneider Alcure, who is an ADKDW Academy Member, the co-founder of the carnival association Cordão do Boitatá and professor of theater at the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the Brazilian film and theater director, actor and theater educator Alex Mello, who lives in Cologne and Bonn.

Listening Session
Sat 18 11 | 5-7 pm
ADKDW Studio, Herwarthsstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free entry
Consecutive translation Portugiesisch - German

In cooperation with the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Centre for International Cultural Education of the Goethe-Institut Bonn.

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