100 Years of Beat

2018, Apr 26 — 29

The first drum set came on the market in 1918 and triggered a musical revolution: It took over urban dance music and established the triad of bass drum, snare and hi-hat as the combination used the world over. While percussion in European music had long only had an embellishing function, now the drummed backbeat became the heartbeat of music. In others words, African diasporic beat practices in North America and the Caribbean completely realigned European-defined music.

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Global Pulse: Processes of Transfer and Transformation

With Stefanie Alisch, Angie Balata, Flowking Stone und He Zhao, moderated by: Georg Milz English original version Discussion, Apr 29, 2018

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Tracing Roots and Breaking Ground in Sonic Afromodernity

With Louis Chude-Sokei, Chris Johnson, Cheryl Keyes and Martin Munro, moderated by Christina Wheeler English original version Discussion, Apr 29, 2018

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The Amen Break: 1 Drumroll in 2.500 tracks

With Nate Harrison, Christine Lang, André Luth, Jens Gerrit Papenburg, moderated by Holger Schulze English original version Discussion, Apr 28, 2018