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    Music with a political message: This is what awaits you at the Rudolstadt Festival 2023


    Afrobeat, Highlife, Funk, Jazz, Soul: Bantu (Nigeria)

    The band Bantu inherits superstars like Fela Kuti or King Sunny Ade with lyrics about corruption and poverty. Bantu not only sing, but also oversee the monthly concert series and music festival Afropolitan Vibes in Lagos, thereby supporting the live music scene in Nigeria. “The Nigerian ensemble Bantu brews an inspiring cocktail of grooves – and doesn’t skimp on political messages either. A world music masterpiece.” (Star)

    When and where?
    The band can be seen on Friday night at 1 a.m. on the main stage in Heinepark.

    Bantu-Soul, Afro-Pop: Pamela Badjogo (Gabon)

    Pamela Badjogo belongs to Les Amazones d’Afrique, among others. In her songs, she dedicated herself to the situation of women: “We are fed up with seeing women suffer from violence – in the family, in the war zones.” Pamela Badjogo gives workshops to empower women and propagates what she calls “cheerful feminism”. With their cocktail of Bantu-Soul, Afro-Pop, Highlife and Afrobeat we dive deep into the nights of Central Africa.

    When and where?
    You can see Pamela Badjogo on Friday at 6 p.m. on the concert stage in Heinepark.

    Freedom, humor and tolerance: Ali Doğan Gönültaş (Türkiye)

    Kiğı is a multi-ethnic city in eastern Anatolia. Ali Doğan Gönültaş sings songs from there in various Kurdish languages, Indo-Germanic Zazaki, Turkish and Armenian on the album of the same name. He discovered stories like that of the cheerful gardener enjoying his harvest and looking out for women. You can hear the lute Tembur, wind instruments like Mey and Zurna, frame drums and, again and again, beautiful choirs. Especially the dance songs. Ali Doğan Gönültaş’s music not only evokes freedom, humor and tolerance in Turkey.

    When and where?
    Ali Doğan Gönültaş can be seen on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on the Farmhouses stage and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Theater im Stadthaus.

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