We are happy to present our first musical project in Brandenburg. Just north-east of Berlin, by the gates of the beautiful Naturpark Barnim. In collaboration with the Galerie Bernau, musicians based in Berlin are invited to perform on the annual topic Heimat, Herz, Orte at each of six different exhibitions. Join us for a live concert from the “Queen of Mbira”, Zimbabwean musician Stella Chiweshe, with a DJ set from pianist and music producer Arnold Kasar, plus art exhibitions from Laure Catugier & Marion Orfila, Gözde Göngür, Julietta Ortiz de Lattiero.
Stella Chiweshe is internationally known for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. She is one of the few female players of the instrument, which she learned to play from 1966 to 1969 when even fewer females played the instrument.
Arnold Kasar is a Berlin based pianist & music producer, working solo and in various collaborations.
The Gallery Bernau is a municipal space for contemporary art, located in the heart of the historic centre of Bernau north-east of Berlin. It was opened in September 1989 by the initiative of artists and art lovers, making it the last non-commercial gallery to be founded during GDR. In collaboration with Digital in Berlin, musicians based in Berlin are invited to perform on the annual topic, “Heimat, Herz, Orte” at each of the six exhibition openings. The S2 S-Bahn line can take you from Berlin to Bernau within 35 minutes. The concerts and exhibitions are free of charge.
In the spirit of our Kiezsalon series, the stylistically coherent concerts will last 30 minutes and will take place inside of the gallery sharing space with the exhibited artworks. This is intended to create new artistic forms, open spaces and synergies. The aim of the joint project is to initiate a creative and constructive exchange that will appeal to an audience both from Brandenburg and Berlin and to start a dialogue between two cities that are regionally close to each other and yet have noticeable differences of a cultural, social and economic nature.
Heimat, Herz, Orte w/ Stella Chiweshe @ Galerie Bernau
Saturday, 13th November 2021 | Doors 19:00 | Concert 20:00 | DJ set 20:30 CET
Galerie Bernau | Bürgermeisterstraße 4 in 16321 Bernau bei Berlin