Do., 08. Feb.|
AŸA PIANO & STRINGS - FRAMED BERLIN
A premier of a completely new program by pop phenomenon AŸA, featuing a full set of her music arranged by Aviv Koren for piano and string quartet. ONLY 50 SEATS!
Time & Location
08. Feb. 2024, 19:30 – 23:30 MEZ
Morphine Raum, Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin, Germany
About the event
AŸA Piano & Strings
A premier of a completely new program by pop phenomenon AŸA, featuing a full set of her music arranged by Aviv Koren for piano and string quartet.
Her composition combines a unique twist on her Moroccan and Yemeni roots with contemporary pop and r&b melodies.
Growing up in an environment of political and personal crisis, AŸA had no alternative but to put her struggles into her musical storytelling, and she has so much to say. In each and every performance, AŸA demonstrates a wide range of experience, consistently delivering one-of-a-kind live adventures – taking audiences along for a very honest, but magical journey. She found her voice while performing on the biggest world stages including Eurovision, arenas filled with hundreds of thousands of people, tv shows, clubs, circuses, theaters, star observatories, and more.
She released her first English tracks between 2020- 2021, produced by Lukas Thielecke and herself, Parallel co-writing, performing and releasing music with many diverse artists from Europe, EUA and Israel.
In December 2021 her single “Let Me Go” featuring silver medal- winning aerialist, Tim Kriegler, broadcasted on ARTE TV in Paris.
Piano // Aviv Koren 1st Violin // Alexandra Paladi 2nd Violin // Johanna Madden Cello // Kornelia Jamborowicz Viola // Philine Höhnisch
NOT IN SIGHT is a video art work, in order to give more visibility to the human tragedy that represents the African immigration in Europe today.
It is a piece that shows us a video staging centered on Amadou Bah, a young African refugee who managed to survive the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, who, surrounded and covered with golden survival blankets and immersed in the sound produced by these, demands the attention, recognition and empathy of the spectator.
Known for its crystal-clear blue water, beautiful sunsets, and top vacation destinations, calling the Mediterranean Sea a “vast cemetery” seemed rather paradoxical. However, this sea has, in fact, become the graveyard for thousands of migrants who have drowned along the Central Mediterranean route, the world’s deadliest migration route. These migrants originate from various regions, with the majority traveling from Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the magnitude of the problem, more than 25,000 African migrants have died by drowning in the Mediterranean since 2014, this issue has received very limited media coverage, in the eyes of the rest of the world; African migrants seem to be „invisible”.
The political will to save African migrants, however, is evidently missing. The framing of Africa as the “Dark Continent,” which was designed and is still used to alienate Africans as the “other,” plays a crucial role in perpetuating the apathy and lack of mobilization around this issue.
Consequently, with overexposure to bad news from the continent, the mental and psychological image of Africa presented by Western media to Western media audiences is that Africa is a failed continent ravaged by political instability, economic backwardness, extraordinary famine and drought, poverty, diseases, and culturally primitive ways of doing things. Viewers inevitably normalize these tragedies and employ compassion fatigue to distance and detach themselves from all news concerning African immigration and the human tragedy that it entails.