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Find the File | Festivaltrailer

2019, Mar 21, Thu — 2019, Mar 24, Sun
Concerts, panels, films, lectures, installations
Trailer: Samuel Ishimwe/Planet Kigali

From record collections to streaming services, from ethnological sound archives to remixed tracks, from audiotapes of wartime radio stations to reissue hype – the way we handle musical material from the past is changing. A discursive music festival on the questions: How is music collected, preserved, selected and reactivated today? What do collections and archives represent? And what can be found in them?

Concerts with Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Dur-Dur Band International, Bernadette La Hengst and many more

Talks with Jace Clayton, Diane Thram, Simon Reynolds, Cornelia Sollfrank and many others