Abdullah Miniawy. Concert with Carl Gari


Practical information

Reservation required
8 €, free admission with Echoes Pass

Event overview

Concert: Abdullah Miniawy with Carl Gari

Abdullah Miniawy is an Egyptian writer, chanter, composer and actor, whose artistic work is an expression of religion, revolution and freedom. During the Arab Spring he became a political figure of resistance after his poetry spread through Al Yarmouk, a refugee camp in Syria, as well as Tunisia and other countries. In 2017, he was forced to leave Egypt by the oppressive regime of al-Sisi. In 2021 he was chosen by the European parliament in Strasbourg as one of three changemakers based in the Schengen area to present a French-Egyptian artist perspective on today‘s crucial challenges at the European Youth Event and invited as one of 30 diverse speakers to the European summit “Europe takes part!”.

Artistic collaborations are at the core of Miniawy’s practice. Over two evenings, as part of Tune and Echoes, he will present a performance with jazz saxophonist Peter Corser — an improvisational dialogue between voice and saxophone — as well as his collaboration with the German-based trio Carl Gari (Jonas Yamer, Till Funke, and Jonas Friedlich), melding haunting drones and ominous throbs with a digitally processed voice incanting in Arabic.

Carl Gari is a wafting accumulation of machines, humans and musical instruments, constantly trying to develop its own way of subverting reality through sound. While their music could be situated somewhere between post-rock, dub, ambient, trip-hop and techno, the alleged focus would rather be on certain types of aesthetics and atmospheres than genre boundaries. The band members are Jonas Yamer (Bass), Till Funke (Guitar) and Jonas Friedlich (Sampler/Drum Machine). Yamer and Funke are at the core of the production, arrangement and songwriting, weaving psychedelic pieces out of the group’s studio sessions. On stage all three form an inseparable creative union performing and improvising live.

There will be a film screening with Abdullah Miniawy on 3.3.22 at 7.30 pm. Admission is free of charge with the performance and concert ticket.

There will be an Artist Talk with Abdullah Miniawy on 4.4.22 at 7 pm. Admission is free of charge with the performance and concert ticket.

Free entrance to the event with the Echoes-Pass. You will receive this upon presentation of the purchased ticket at the HDK box office. Therefore, please plan some time before your first visit to Echoes.