Refuge Worldwide to host daily XJAZZ! festival radio shows for second year running

The festival week is 6-12 May.

By Staff

Get ready for a week of jazz.

From 6 until 12 May, over one hundred acts will perform across multiple Berlin venues for the XJAZZ! Festival. If you have been checking out their monthly residency with us, you already know the curation will be on point!

Continuing our collaboration for a second year, we will host a daily radio show during the festival week (2-4pm). Guests on the radio shows will include Lonnie Holley, Douniah, Allysha Joy, Dhanya, Oshu Records, and more to be announced. The shows will be hosted by Henry Weekes.

In addition, we are collaborating on a workshop entitled "Improvisation, Life and Being in the World", hosted by South African artist and musicologist Nduduzo Makhathini. The workshop will take place from 3-4pm on May 12th at Sonnenraum (part of the XJAZZ! festival site), and is for ticket holders of the festival. Makhathini's workshop explores (and heals) the relationship between being and improvisation in jazz. Through some investigation of Zulu cultural systems, Makhathini explicates how cosmology is a central part of being an improviser. You can get 10% discount on the Sunday, May 12th, day passes using the code REFUGE10.

Elsewhere on the XJAZZ! programme, there are performances from Joe Armon Jones, Shabaka, Florence Adooni, Manou Gallo, Stella & The Longos and Portico Quartet. Check the official site for full details.

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