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Bassekou Kouyaté
Bassekou Kouyaté © Federico Pedrotti
Jordi Savall
Jordi Savall © David Iganszewski
Mariza © Isabel Pinto


Music Linking Africa, America and Europe

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The Atlantic Ocean – the pond – connects three continents and has become a synonym for hopes and dreams, for adventure, explorers and emigrants. It also evokes the Black Atlantic and the ruthless profiteers whose lucrative network resulted in great suffering and the loss of countless lives. When they crossed the Atlantic, the people who were robbed of their homelands brought their music with them. The »Transatlantic« festival now brings this music to Hamburg.

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Concerts of the Festival

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Music from America

Three Elbphilharmonie festivals take on American music this season: New York Stories, Transatlantic and Maximal minimal. This illuminating seminar highlights the unusual music history of the »New World« in contrast to old Europe.

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»Urban Campfire«

Story Teller

Meet new people, ask compelling questions, eat delicious meals. Story Teller has been bringing people together for a communal dinner with this successful concept since 2016. Wanderlust, countries of origin and cultural roots are among the topics for this special edition of Story Tellers.

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