CANCELLED | Abdullah Miniawy. Film Screening and Concert with Carl Gari


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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 current access regulations.

7 pm Screening I Am In the Sea Now 
8 pm Concert Abdullah Miniawy with Carl Gari 

“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!".

Miniawy is part of many diverse music collaborations. At this Tune-Event, he will present his collaboration with German trio Carl Gari (Jonas Yamer, Till Funke and Jonas Friedlich), melding haunting drones and ominous throbs with a voice incanting in digitally processed Arabic. 

Abdullah Miniawy / Carl Gari


The artists met when Carl Gari travelled to Egypt to collaborate with Miniawy and they experienced the unsettling post-revolutionary atmosphere reflected in the music they made at the time together. They released Darraje on The Trilogy Tapes in 2016 and later The Act of the Falling from the 8th Floor on Whities, featuring Miniawy as the protagonist who has jumped from the 8th floor of a building in Cairo describing scenes of Egyptian society as he falls.

Before their performance 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. 

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