Talk with Edouard Glissant (Author, Sociologist and Philosopher, New York/Paris/Fort-de-France) and Paul Gilroy (Sociologist/Scholar of Cultural Studies, New Haven, USA). Host: Tina Campt (Historian, Durham, USA) Languages: French-English-German
Discussion with Pascal Grosse (Assistent of the Department of Neurology/Historian, Berlin), Heike Paul (American Studies, Berlin/Leipzig), Sebastian Conrad (Historian, Berlin) Host: Joachim Zeller (Historian, Berlin)
Doudou N'Diaye Rose (Dakar - sabar drums), polyrhythmic symphony musician und master percussionist from Dakar Archie Shepp (New York/Paris - saxophone), legendary expressionist from the Coltrane school with a solid blues background Jean-Paul Bourelly (New York/Berlin - guitar, voc.), guitarist, singer, composer and artistic director of Congo Square and Abdourahmane Diop (Dakar/Berlin - percussion), Santi Debriano (New York - bass) and guests.
Cheick Tidiane Seck (Bamako/Paris - keyboards) with his Mandingroove mix, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Salif Keita's other half when it comes to musical ideas, has created a new style of urban-enriched music that flows back across the Black Atlantic. Daniel Moreno (New York - percussion) a sensitive improviser, who ranks among the great names from Hancock to Ali Keita, has assimilated the rhythmic cosmos of the Black Atlantic Ali Keita (Abidjan/Berlin - balaphone) is considered one of the best and most creative balaphone players on the Ivory Coast Marque Gilmore (Boston/London/Stockholm - drums/electronic) legendary drummer and founding member of "NYC's Black Rock Coalition"
Cindy Blackman (New York - drums) is an internationally successful drummer whose powerful music lies in the colourful sounds and sophisticated rhythms of her arrangements and compositions Santi Debriano (New York - bass) is a composer and band leader. He has played with Sam Rivers and Archie Shepp, among others, and is one of the most sought-after and versatile musicians in New York's Latin and Jazz scenes.
Ayibobo featuring Rosna (Port-au-Prince/New York/Bordeaux) celebrates the vital energy of Voodoo in Brooklyn Mariana Baraj (Buenos Aires - vocal, percussion) is an African-inspired percussionist and the rising star of contemporary Latin American sounds
Carl Bourelly alias C. Brotha (New York) extended HipHop, Funk und Jazz rhythms to include musical influences from Harlem: Senegalese community; Torch (Heidelberg), inventor of German Freestyle Rap and guests
Omar Sosa (Barcelona/Havana - piano) creates his music from Afro-Cuban rhythms, North-African Gnawa traditions, ChaCha grooves and Rap microcosms, with harmonies and disharmonies, dramatic rhythms and melodic calm Adam Rudolph (Chicago - drums, percussion) With his fusions of African and the New World styles, the master of world rhythms is one of the most influential stylists in the genre of World Music
Joseph Bowie (New York/Gorinchem, NL - trombone, vocal) the brains and heart behind Defunkt, demonstrates with great authenticity that creative improvisation and pop are not mutually exclusive Kim Clarke (New York - bass) internationally successful jazz bassist and partner of Joseph Bowie of Defunkt and guests