The Digital Guides of Jazzfest Berlin
Illuminating the musical contributions to the 2022 festival edition, the digital guide “Outside Traditions” focuses on radicalism and spirituality in US and South African jazz traditions, sonic explorations in European improvised music and the diverse connections between jazz and folk music. Featuring multimedia contributions by Asher Gamedze, Olga Kozieł, Immanuel Wilkins, Matana Roberts, Julia Neupert, Cristina Marx, Peter Margasak, Ben LaMar Gay, artists from the Umlaut collective and many others. Enjoy reading and watching!
With a series of original features, this Digital Guide uses words, pictures, sounds and videos to present some fascinating glimpses into the life and work of the composer and artist Sven-Åke Johansson, whose dazzling artistic oeuvre, extending far beyond the boundaries of music, is one of the main themes of this year’s Jazzfest Berlin with several concerts and a film screening.
Inside the Scene: Cairo
Improvised music has a long tradition in Cairo. The Digital Guide highlights two artistic video works from the Jazzfest Berlin 2021 programme that refer to it in very different ways.
Inside the Scene: Johannesburg
In the vibrant metropolis of Johannesburg, musicians find both inspiration and opportunities to present their art. The Digital Guide takes you right into the heart of it.
Inside the Scene: São Paulo
São Paulo is a melting pot of cultures. This is also reflected in the city’s experimental and diverse musical scene, into which the Digital Guide provides first insights.