The Fringe Programme
Pamberi Steel Orchestra / Trinidad
Pamberi was founded in 1980. The band has developed a solid reputation for experimentation in music. At the Steelband Music Festival Pamberi performed the works of contemporary composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Carl Orff. Pamberi has performed for audiences in Europe, Japan, North America and the Caribbean. Pamberi has emphasized the involvement of youth in the band and has developed a vibrant youth programme that encompasses schools in the San Juan area.
"Pamberi in Hamburg":
Eight players will perform on eighteen drums cut to different lengths: Calypsoes (composed by Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener, Merchant, Shadow), Reggae (Bob Marley), Jazz (Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny), Blues (Horace Silver, Taj Mahal, Spyrogyra), Contemporary (Brian Villafana, Pamberi's musical Director), Classical.
Sunday, March 7, 21:00 / FABRIK
"Dreaming With Others - a work in progress"
Photo Exhibition / Jeffrey Chock (Trinidad)
Jeffrey Chock is a professional photographer who has documented the Carnival in Trinidad for many years. A selection of photographs will be on exhibit at Kampnagel for the entire length of the festival.
"Carnival is a way of dreaming together publicly and responsively." (Prof. Samuel Kinser)
Opening Saturday March 6, 21:30 / Kleines Foyer Kampnagel, Westflügel
Earl Lovelace (Trinidad) / "Salt", "The Dragon Can't Dance"
Novelist, playwright and short-story writer Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad in 1935. His third novel, The Dragon Can't Dance (1979), regarded by many critics as his best work, describes the rejuvenating effects of carnival on the inhabitants of a slum on the outskirts of Port of Spain. His most recent novel, Salt, was published in 1996 and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book) in 1997. Set in Trinidad, the book explores the legacy of colonialism and slavery and the problems still faced by the country.
Friday, March 12, 19.30, goldbekHaus and Saturday, March 13, 19.30, Kampnagel, k1
"KOSMOS Hamburg"
HAJUSOM! / Installation / Kampnagel
"KOSMOS Hamburg is Hamburg with a foreigner's eyes" (Hassan Jalloh, HAJUSOM!.)
The installation is a research project about the city of Hamburg, in which the adolescents use different media - photographs, texts and short videos - to describe their personal cosmos. KOSMOS HAMBURG originated in 2003 as a co-production between HAJUSOM! and the artist Margit Czenki (Park-Fiction).