2017, Jul 21, Fri — 2017, Aug 13, Sun
Concerts, films, talks
Jul 21–Aug 13, 2017
Open-Air on the roof terrace
Waterproof – in case of rain in the exhibition hall 1
This summer festival held on the loveliest rooftop terrace in all of Berlin celebrates its tenth anniversary. This year’s Wassermusik is dedicated to all those musicians who have given us special moments over the last years, and to all those who have been in the program but were unable to make it to Berlin.
In July 2008 HKW staged the first Wassermusik. Under the heading “Surf, Seaman’s Songs and Tiki” musicians including Don Tiki, Dori Caymmi, and The Surfaris took to the stage, which back then was erected directly next to the Chancellery. In 2017 Wassermusik is an established part of Berlin’s summer cultural program—reason enough to make the festival itself, now in its tenth edition, the theme. With Khaled, the Barmer Boys, or Los Pirañas, Wassermusik X brings back a number of the artists who have provided special, spine-tingling moments in the past. It will also feature groups such as Orchestre Les Mangelepa or the Orchestra of Spheres, which were considered for earlier editions but were unable to appear for a variety of reasons. As usual, Wassermusik X is not restricted to music: Once again there will be a film program, a word program (this time curated by Flussbad Berlin and dedicated to the theme of rivers), the Wassermarkt market, and even a fashion show.
With Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Khaled, Oumou Sangaré, Arto Lindsay & Band, Marcos Valle, Moreno Veloso, Cumbia All Stars, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Bixiga 70, Alemayehu Eshete & The Polyversal Souls, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Barmer Boys, Los Pirañas, Orchestra of Spheres, Romperayo, Pascuala Ilabaca, Newen Afrobeat among many others