CANCELLED | Abdullah Miniawy. Film Screening and Concert with Erik Truffaz


Practical information

Tune in English
Reservation required
8 €, combined ticket 14€

Event overview

Due to the current measures to contain the corona virus, this event is unfortunately cancelled. If you have already purchased a ticket, you will receive a refund via Xing Events in a timely manner.

Visits to the exhibitions and participation in guided tours are still possible in compliance with the 2G+ rule.

7pm Screening I Am In the Sea Now 
8pm Concert Abdullah Miniawy with Erik Truffaz 

“My mentality flipped 180 degrees when I saw my mom looking at the sea through her burqa, helpless and unable to connect to her pure instinct. This specific choke was my everyday fuel to scream.” Abdullah Miniawy

Abdullah Miniawy is an Egyptian writer, chanter, composer and actor, whose astonishingly multifarious artistic work is "an expression of religion, revolution and freedom". In 2017 he was forced to leave Egypt by the oppressive regime of Al-Sisi and became a political figure after his poetry was spread around the region in Al Yarmouk, a camp in Syria, Tunisia and other countries during the Arab spring. 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!".

For the first evening of his Tune residency at Haus der Kunst he will present a performance with Swiss-French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz, an improvisational dialogue between the voice and the trumpet. Beforehand there will be a screening of I Am In the Sea Now, a film work based on a poem by Miniawy and developed with Munich-based media artist Justin Urbach. It explores a laborious experience of a poet in deep search for inspiration after losing his connection to his mother tongue while in exile, and is realised as a three channel visual experience directed by Justin Urbach and with a script written by both artists. 

Abdullah Miniawy / Erik Truffaz: Sigh fire


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