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Anika Nilles is one of the guests at the World Drum Festival on November 24th.

Drummers and world musicians as guests at the Popakademie

06. November 2018

On Friday, 23 November and Saturday, 24 November 2018, the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim invites you to the two public events World Music Networx and World Drum Festival.

"The UNESCO City of Music Mannheim is characterized by cultural and musical diversity in equal measure. With the events World Music Networx and World Drum Festival, we reflect these influences and offer music cultures from all over the world a platform for exchange," says Professor Udo Dahmen, artistic director and managing director of the Popakademie.

The World Music Networx will take place for the third time at the Popakademie and bring together international musicians and creative people from the field of "global pop" in workshops and discussion groups. Concerts will take place in the evening. Among the guests are: Kemal Dinc (Turkey), Muhittin Kemal, Ceyda Pirali (all Turkey), Thilo Eichhorn (Cultural Office Mannheim), Hindol Deb (India), Jens Cording (Siemens Stiftung), Ben Zabo and Band (Mali), Firas Hassan (Syria) and Pape Seck (Senegal).

The following day, the Popakademie will host the World Drum Festival for the fourth time in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the European drum and percussion association "Percussion Creativ". In workshops, clinics and concerts, the who's who of the international percussionist and drum scene will present itself. Be part of it: Benny Greb (dr.), Anika Nilles (dr.), Stephan Emig, (dr., perc.), Gabor Dornyei (dr.), Arup Sen Gupta and Hindol Deb (tabla, sitar), Firas Hassan (arabic perc.) Pape Seck and Ehlajie Mbaye (african perc.), Gero Fei (dr., perc.) and many more.

World Music Networx on November 23, 2018, start: 12:30 pm, free admission.
World Drum Festival on November 24, 2018, start: 12:00 p.m., free admission

at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Hafenstraße 33, 68159 Mannheim

Cooperation partners: City of Mannheim Cultural Office, PercussionCreativ