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Popakademie celebrates end of semester with more than 40 bands

11. July 2023

Before the musicians take their summer break, there will be one more week of live music starting July 17th 2023: Until July 20th more than 40 bands will complete their live exams in the performance rooms of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg - open to the public and with free admission.

"You can't get more live music in one week! The program covers all genres of popular music and is proof of the attractiveness of the UNESCO City of Music Mannheim," says Prof. Udo Dahmen, Artistic Director and Managing Director of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Live concerts in extraordinary surroundings
Two bands will perform on Tuesday, July 18th 2023 at the Mannheim Planetarium. The visitors can look forward to impressive visualizations to the music of EYPA and LUZIFA.

The Arab-German duo EYPA Eyad Ghannam (E-Oud - Arabic short-necked lute) and Paul-Aaron Wolf (drums, synthesizer) combine different cultural and musical influences in their music to create a unified electro-acoustic sound. As a transcultural project, EYPA tries to remove the categorical separation between two cultures to a certain extent and to let a new world emerge. What the electro duo wants to achieve with their music: To be in the here and now.
LUZIFA wears her heart on her sleeve and lives her emotionality. Their lyrics are blunt, sometimes critical and mostly explosive. Thick beats, pushing bass and elegant, rocking guitars meet boldly between hiphop, rock and indie. LUZIFA is the soundtrack of young, emancipated women.

Summer Break Sessions
July 17th 2023 to July 21st 2023.
Every day starting in the morning in room 001 and 415 of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Free admission

Planetarium: EYPA & LUZIFA
July 18th 2023
Mannheim Planetarium, Wilhelm-Varnholt-Allee 1, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
Start: 8 p.m. | Box office: 17 EUR (reduced 7 EUR)

End-of-semester concert at the Alte Feuerwache
July 21st 2023
Alte Feuerwache Mannheim Brückenstraße 2, 68169 Mannheim, Germany
Admission: 7pm | Start: 7:30pm | Box office: 8 EUR