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Culture X Change #Äthiopien: Samuel Yirga & chuffDRONE

Samuel Yirga is a young representative of the Ethiojazz-Scene. He improvises on the piano with intricate ethiopian sound patterns. His extraordinary musical career is being reflected in his soundscapes, which flare up his origin again and again.

How do the representatives of the group chuffDRONE react to his musical ideas? Since their foundation these 5 strong music personalities have counted on dramatically polished works, in which powerful collective improvisations and fragile chamber music meet contrastingly.

Lisa Hofmaninger (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet), Judith Ferstl (contrabass) und Judith Schwarz (drums) Jul Dillier (piano) und Robert Schröck (alto saxophone, bariton saxophone, clarinet)




Culture X Change fulfils the role of art and music as a starting point for non-European artistic cooperation. The project serves as a door opener and transmission belt to question existing stereotypes about the „Other“. The contributions take a critical look at, among other, the freedom of art and the cultural creators in the respective countries. In addition to concerts, other art forms such as film, literature, theatre or fine art will be included in the programme in the future.