Date: Sunday, 14 May 2023
Location: FESTSAAL KREUZBERG, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin
There is no need to talk about how many difficulties the people who fled from their motherlands go through and how many challenges there are on the artist’s path.
WE ARE NOT HERE FOR DRAMA, WE ARE HERE TO BRING SOLUTIONS.
This year XJAZZ! FESTIVAL teams up with Goethe-Institut in Exile to address the challenges displaced artists face. Together we announce an OPEN CALL for the artists, who want to join the “ARTISTS! IN EXILE” conference on Sunday, 14 MAY, which will be dedicated not only to bringing essential information, personal connections, and new knowledge… but firstly to having a great hang with the community!
Welcome & Snacks
Panel Discussion “Cultures of Exile: Reflections on Cultural Production and Forced Migration” followed by a Q&A
Anastasiia Pokaz (XJAZZ! Festival)
Milad Khawam (Musician, Composer, Producer)
Dhanesh Jayaselan (Creative director & Music Curator)
Carmen Herold (Goethe-Institut)
Speed Mentoring & Networking
In this program section we want to grant you more opportunities to get to know each other and seek consultation from various fields. We will provide info desks on topics such as funding structures, self-promotion, legal consultation and more.
People from their respective fields of expertise will provide you with information and answer your burning questions. In order to better understand what you are most interested in, please fill out our registration form. We will prepare accordingly.
16:30 - 18:30h
In four different workshops attendees will receive the chance to take a practical look at a broad field of topics. As this format offers the opportunity to work in a more concentrated environment, you’ll also receive more opportunities for networking.
Choreography workshop by ANATOLII SACHIVKO
“Practice of The Movement”
Anatalii Sachivko is a Kyiv-based film director and choreographer. In 2013 he formed a strong dancing community "Apache Crew" with whom Anatolii performed in music videos of Ukrainian and international artists, commercials, and movies, attended worldwide dancing festivals and competitions. In 2021 he released the film "Vodurudu".
NFT WORKSHOP by Gorkem Bereket
“Creating NFT in 15 minutes is possible”
Görkem Bereket (he/him) is an absolute self proclaimed multidisciplinary thinker who co-founded Merkezsiz, an independent digital publisher exploring the intersection of web3, arts, culture, and impact. With Merkezsiz, they work with artists & creatives to navigate the technological, social and economical complexities of the web3 ecosystem. He s also leading marketing efforts at Inverter Network and Cryptio, two cutting-edge blockchain technologies that are often fun to work on but generally boring to explain.
Personal branding workshop by IEVGEN VELYCHEV
“Build your own music Brand: The Importance of Identity”
IEVGEN VELYCHEV - is a Kyiv-based independent designer and illustrator, curator of the "Design Advanced” course at KAMA and the "Illustration for Designers” course at Projector.
Projects and companies with which Ievgen worked: Ukraine NOW, Ukrainian Bravery, artist The Weeknd, Brave! Factory 2018, PinchukArtCentre, The Village.ua, and others.
Awards: Red Dot Design Award, Epica Awards, Effie Awards.
Music workshop by NATALIE GREFFEL
“WHAT'S JAZZ GOT TO DO WITH IT?”
This question grounds Natalie Greffel, and Eric Vaughn as they present a jazz performance orientated toward deconstructing Jazz as contemporary practice rooted in African-diasporic politics and legacies of the Great Black American music. This will be done through a poetic lecture and conversational interactions with the audience. In this way they will explore historical and personal connections, while offering a resting place for emotional reflections. Reaching back in the future to envision the past, to tap into and honor the transcendent web of an African ancestry that deeply influences western music today.
was born in post-colonial Mozambique and raised in Denmark from infancy. After moving to Berlin in 2010 to attend a music conservatory, and while engaged in various projects that exercised her stylistic flexibility, Natalie felt an increasing disillusionment with European Jazz; she instead felt drawn to the Afro-Brazlian music her mother played during childhood, which in turn began to reveal a cultural connectivity between Mozambique and Brazil.
Please note that workshop space is limited, we therefore strongly urge you to choose your favored workshop in our registration form.
We are committed to climate-friendly actions. If you can, we suggest you arrive by bike, foot, or by public transport (bus lines 165 or 265, bus stop: Eichenstr./Puschkinalle; S-Bahn stop: Treptower Park; U-Bahn stop: Schlesisches Tor)
Should you travel by plane we highly recommend CO2 compensation (e.g.: https://www.atmosfair.de/de/kompensieren/flug/)