African Beats & Pieces is an event series dedicated to the music of Africa and its diaspora. With a special focus on contemporary and lesser-known artists, the organizers strive to showcase the diversity of sounds and songs the continent has to offer, doing so through theme-specific parties involving passionate diggers and DJs. For the first edition of the very first open air summer program, we will look at all the African music we love through a specific thematic lens: time.
The Biergarten of Festsaal Kreuzberg invites four DJs to hop on a time-traveling journey revisiting the past on it’s outdoor dancefloor. The prime team of DJs will take turns covering their favorite African music tracks, doing so one decade per hour, from the fifties all the way to the future. In the end, all DJs will switch up at the decks to play tracks that best represent their own vision of what the “future” of African music may sound like.