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Janko Lauenberger Quartett

Diaspora Europa:
Sinti_ze Jazz
With Riah Knight, Rosenberg Trio, Sandro Roy & Jermaine Landsberger Trio feat. Giovanni Weiss, Lauenberger Quartett featuring TAYO


“Sinti_ze Jazz” brings together the leading musicians mixing contemporary and traditional sounds to communicate the diversity and strength of Roma/Sinti communities. The Berlin based jazz quartet of Janko Lauenberger interprets pieces by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in the spirit of the time epoch. The Sandro Roy quintet with Jermaine Landsberger and Giovanni Weiss bring their unique music of Classical & Jazz combined with traditional gypsy sounds. Furthermore, the world famous Rosenberg-Trio is arriving from the Netherlands. Inspired by Django Reinhardt, they broaden their oeuvre with classical, pop and bossa nova in gypsy swing style. The young and virtuous women voices of Berlin´s Romnja Jazz scene, the UK born Riah Knight, accompanied by jazz pianist Doron Segal and the German-Nigerian Afro-Sintezza Tayo Awosusi-Onutor are joining the evening.

Diaspora Europa

Curated by Shelly Kupferberg and Tímea Junghaus
In cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e. V. (ERIAC)

They all have a history in Europe and are part and culture of this continent. But they also unite exclusion, experiences of difference, transfiguration and defamation: Diaspora Europe unites different contemporary perspectives of Rom*nja, Sinte*zza and Jews on the here and now.

Originally planned for May 8 and 9, Diaspora Europe - together with the project "The Investigation 2020" based on Peter Weiss about the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt/Main - was to invite to an artistic discussion on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation from German National Socialism and Europe Day. We are horrified to see how quickly, in a crisis-ridden year like 2020, old prejudices, even those already believed to be dead, mingle like a ghost in social discourses.

Diaspora Europe focuses on letting the communities themselves take a stand, presenting their own perspectives and narratives on Europe and its history. To this end, journalist Shelly Kupferberg and the Executive Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Tímea Junghaus have invited artists from a wide range of genres to show their work. Memories, identities, locations, surveys and visions of living together in Europe are presented, discussed and finally celebrated in a kaleidoscopic way in performances, conversations and music. The aim here is to articulate intersections of shared experiences and - on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December - to enter into a dialogue with the audience, with a common voice in diversity.

The video installation Jews News Today by Moritz Richard Schmidt and Max Czollek in the Parkettcafé is accessible before and after the events.

Supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

10.12.20, 18:30


Riah Knight


Giovanni Weiss. Photo: Niculai Constantinescu

Jermaine Landsberger. Photo: David Gastager

Sandro Roy. Photo: Christian Hartmann

Rosenberg Trio

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