Wassermusik 2013, Dengue Fever, Photo: Jakob Hoff
Wassermusik 2013, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Photo: Jacqueline Wong
Wassermusik 2013, Julieta Venegas, Photo: Jakob Hoff

Jul 18–Aug 11, 2013

Wassermusik: The New Pacific

Summer Open-Air Festival

Concerts, Films, Discussions

Jul 18–Aug 11, 2013

Open-air on the roof terrace, indoors if it rains.

Wassermusik 13 presents music and films from around the Pacific seaboard – from China and South-East Asia to Latin America – and traces their cultural connections.

The musical highlights start in Peru and are far from over by the time we get to Japan: the Grammy-winning Susana Baca presents songs from her travels around the "Afrodiaspora". Julieta Venegas brings her elegantly fragile songs from Mexico to Berlin. Novalima took the dub and electronica route to create Afro-Peruvian music with which they went platinum straight away. Colombia's Meridian Brothers, Matias Aguayo and the legendary Cumbia All Stars offer us cumbia in all its various incarnations.

The Australian gentleman-songwriter Robert Forster returns to Wassermusik after a lengthy break with some new songs.

Film and radio workshops for teenagers, a water market and a bicycle disco round off the program. And just to get everybody in the mood, panel discussions on July 16 and 17 entitled The Invisible Continent invite visitors to explore the Pacific.