Wassermusik X at House of World Cultures

Wassermusik  festival celebrates its tenth year in 2017 with a host of exciting acts to fill out the program. The 2017 festival launched on Friday 21st of July and is now in the home straight – there are just 10 days left to experience it, before it closes on Sunday 13th of August.

Wassermusik 2 © Laura Fiorio

Wassermusik X offers a diverse range of cultural delights – from film to spoken word, music to fashion, talks, concerts and oh so much more! This year’s talks program is on the theme of ‘rivers’ and is curated by Flussbad Berlin, the team behind the proposed new recreational site in the Spree canal.

Wassermusik Flussbad Bln © Axel Schmidt

Flussbad Berlin © Axel Schmidt

Highlights in the coming weeks include:

Mali pop from Oumou Sangaré and Chilean folk music from Pascuala Ilabaca on Saturday the 5th of August from 7pm. A fashion show and documentary like no other as streetwear from the Congo is examined in Kinshasa Fashion, followed by the quintessential voice of 1970s Ethiopian jazz, funk and soul music Alemayehu Eshete with his band The Polyversal Souls, together on Friday the 11th of August from 7pm.

Wassermusik Oumou Sangare © Benoit Peverelli

Wassermusik Oumou Sangare © Benoit Peverelli

Wassermusik Pascuala Ilabaca © promo

Wassermusik Pascuala Ilabaca © promo

Other artists appearing include Khaled, the Barmer Boys, Los Pirañas, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Arto Lindsay & Band, Marcos Valle, Moreno Veloso, Cumbia All Stars, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Bixiga 70, Romperayo, Newen Afrobeat and more!

There is food on offer too in the Wassermusik Markt – caipirinhas will be flowing as hot empanadas and other snacks are served, along with cultural goods for sale such as ceramics and espadrilles.

Wassermusik  markt © Laura Fiorio

Wassermusik Market © Laura Fiorio

Wassermusik X is running until Sunday 13th of August at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt at John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10. It’s walking distance from U Bahn Hauptbahnhoff and Bundestag. See the program online for individual sessions times and ticket prices.

Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.