18 October 2007
Urban European Vibes presents open here
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Concert, talks, videolounge

On Thursday, 18 October 2007, at Club Ampere/ Muffatwerk

videolounge: starting at 7pm
music: at 8pm

In the age of globalization, it has long since ceased to be possible to think of musical culture in terms of regionally-demarcated events or phenomena. Global musical culture such as dancehall, drum'n'bass, hip hop, R&B and soul is an integral part of global youthspeak irrespective of ethnic, European or non-European backgrounds. They represent a kind of link enabling communication and exchanges to take place unfettered by stereotypes and prejudices. At the same time, these musical styles have formed the basis for locally-developed adaptations and re-interpretations. The adaptive process has led to the emergence of local sub-styles and urban compound forms in a number of European cities. These new sounds and styles have built not only on the influences of their indigenous traditions but on those present in the musical language brought by migrants from elsewhere in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Conception and organisation: Patricia Müller

Admission: advance booking: 12 EUR, box office: 15 EUR (plus fees)

Club Ampere / Muffatwerk
Zellstr. 4
81667 München
Tel.: +49 89 45 87 50 10

All suburban trains (S-Bahn) direction Ostbahnhof; exit: Isartor or Rosenheimer Platz
Tram Line 18, exit "Deutsches Museum"



For about two months, Judith Egger, artistic director of the EU project "open here: consTRUCKtions - conNEXTions" has been on a trip - a curve of nomadic change. On her trip through the cities of the European partners, she discovered very different approaches to the topic of migration. A deployable truck served as a mobile exhibition and performance stage as well as a place for encounters and a "living archive". It created a link between the cities of Munich, Vienna, Prague, Liverpool and Marseilles. In terms of connections and partnerships, Athens was also part of the project. Finally a big network was created which makes many more steps possible. An important part of the project shaped two ArtLabs with artists from the related partner cities at Villa Waldberta, the international artists' residence of the city of Munich. The creative output resulted in videos reflecting various approaches in respect of the topic of migration - be it in a poetic-cryptic way or by means of documentaries. A creative "open here" selection will be opened at 7pm in the video lounge.

8pm - Music and Talk at Ampere with
(Ex-Saian Supa Crew) & Band
SaLeDo (Vienna)
Toko Blaze (Marseilles)
Raggasnoda click (Munich)

The Vienna trio SaLeDo (acronym for Salah Addin, Lena Frankhauser and Dominik Nostitz) was initiated for the project "open here: consTRUCKtions - conNEXTions". With a Canadian-Sudanese-Austrian cross-over of "World"-sounds, Reggae, Funk and a touch of Jazz, the three musicians open the "Urban European Vibes" - and fill it with spontaneously repeated improvisations.

Open words - discussion
with the artists Leeroy and Raggasnoda click

Toko Blaze & Band from Marseilles mixes urban vibes from the home countries of their ancesters (Ivory Coast/ Kamerun) with the rhythms of immigrants from the Maghreb, Raggae and HipHop. Inspired by the socio-critical Raps by the French legend IAM, this makes the new Marseilles sound "Ragga Tchatche". So, songwriter Toko Blaze, who is regarded as the voice of the young Africans living in Marseilles, has put the serious style of Cnscious HipHop, Akhenaton by IAM, on his new album "Rhythm n tchatche".

Raggasnoda click
- the Munich based crew of Afro-American, Russian, Cameroonian and Bavarian origins integrates the styles of jazz, funk, soul, classic and rock music. Their live Hip Hop is strongly influenced by "The Roots" and the "Wu Tang Clan". Scratching turntables create an intensive mix with funky elements by life instruments. "Finally" - says Raggasnoda - "we like to be influenced by everything, as long as it has a soul". In the specific "Raggasnoda Talk" Boshi san, Moe2Mee, RedFed and SvB play with new poetry, while Bogdizzey, O'Lee, DJ Snatchatec and Drummer Dr. Disco add an electronic vibe together with a real Bavarian homemade-funk and African-Russian influence - the urban vibes.

, the French rap poet and beatbox champion with Moroccan ancestors did already achieve the status of a cult musician at end of the 1990s with Europe's hip hop stars of the Saian Supa Crew. The band has been awarded the best European live act by the German magazine "Juice", thanks to its beats, sketches and freestyles. Now, the former Saian Super-Crewler has just released his new album "open bar" which represents his very French Hip Hop mix: "There are no barriers except for those you build yourself". Experience is everything for this musician who re-invents sounds again and again, creating a mix of HipHop, French Chanson, Punk at its best, North African styles, Reggae, melodramatic Pop and Soul+Funk. His explosive collage of Rap, Melody and beatbox shows: "There is no need to understand our words, but to feel our vibes". For Leeroy Hip Hop is also a voice for the oblivious "black and beurre" - children of immigrants living in the French suburbs. His both poetically contemplative and sharply criticizing, sometimes humoristic lyrics, reflect his vision of and experience in France and give an outlook on future perspectives. Migration implies for him first of all a chance to overcome social and political borders and barriers - so the title of his new album "open bar".

This French/Austrian/German summit "in the mix" with Leeroy und Raggasnoda click, Toko Blaze and SaLeDo is an event not to be missed! As Raggasnoda says: "There is nothing worse than a show without a party".


Presented by: Department of Arts and Cultur, City of Munich, and Muffathalle

online via www.muffatwerk.de
as well as advance booking
and München Ticket, Tel.: +49 (89) 54 81 81 81