Listening Session

• Sun 19 11 2023 / 5 – 7 pm •
Orin Dudu


For a year and a half, the Orin Dudu project visited seven Candomblé houses (terreiros) that represent important roots of this tradition in Rio de Janeiro. In each terreiro, an audio and video recording was made of the entire story and of characteristic songs and prayers. The musical directors of the project, Kiko Horta and Luís Filipe de Lima, created unprecedented arrangements based on these recordings, combining the trio of atabaques (rum, pi and le) and their specific sounds with wind instruments, strings and piano.

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.

Sun 19 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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