Monday, June 16, 2014

REVIEW: KARNEVAL DER KULTUREN 2014 BERLIN

 





So last week i attended "The carnival of cultures" here in Berlin. It's always a big attraction for all of us and so much fun. Many people are even coming from all over the globe to be part of it.

The Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) is a four-day urban festival that reflects Berlin’s many faces. With a free and open programme, Karneval celebrates diversity.
During KdK, the public space gets transformed into a place for self-(re)presentation and play with cultural identities.
 Music and dance groups, professional and amateurs, children and adults take part in the parade through Kreuzberg. From anarchic performance over traditional dances to mash-up and remix; from high- to popular-, in KdK culture has many meanings. On the street-fest stages and the off-stages, world-renowned and up-and-coming bands and artists perform a variety of music styles: from reggae over chanson to classical sitar-music.
KdK is possible because of the various actors of the city. In it the different communities create a space of self-empowerment. The carnival gives place to a public sphere characterized by heterogeneity, hybrid identities and plurality.

As mentioned before last year Ghana won, so we weren't allowed to take part in the competition this year but anyhow we had so much fun and enjoyed ourselves with our homeland music and dance which is Azonto. You probably heard about it, i guess. The dance involves a set of hand movements that either mimic everyday activities or are meant to signal an often amusing intention.





Maybe you join us next year?

Much Love xx