Circular IV 21


Dear friends and critics of global connections!

After more than four years, the first parts of the collections of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art of the National Museums in Berlin can finally be experienced again. This weekend, the Humboldt Forum, which is quite a historical-political disaster, will be the venue for a festive event lasting several days.

We will have to discuss elsewhere, the question of whether cynicism or ignorance is more helpful in this case. On the other hand, we are happy that the Tar virtuoso Elshan Ghasimi will finally be back in Berlin for this event!

In the two-day concert installation ASED by Sandeep Bhagwati, she and her formidable colleagues of the ensemble Extrakte can be found in the Hörraum Musikethnologie on the 2nd floor of the Palace.

The installation starts at eleven a.m. and can be visited intermittently until 21:30 on Saturday and 18:30 on Sunday. If you would like to hear Elshan Ghasimi play, please visit her at the following times:

Saturday 25.9.2021

14:30 - 15:30 / 17:00 - 18:30

Sunday 26.9.2021

11:00 - 12:30

Admission is free, but a time slot ticket must be booked.

Wishing you enjoyable autumn days and a good aegis for the new chancellor,

Julian Malte Hatem Schindele

The Palace of the Republic stood on the site of today's Humboldt Forum from 1973 to 2008.

The Palace of the Republic stood on the site of today's Humboldt Forum from 1973 to 2008.

The following artists and musicians are part of this endeavour

Sandeep Bhagwati - concept
Siaman Vongayan - vocals and concept

Gregor Schulenberg - flutes
Wu Wei - sheng
Sören Birke - harmonica, duduk
Ravi Srinivasan - tabla & voice
Deniza Popova - voice
Eva Glasmacher - soprano
Naoko Kikuchi - koto
Lucy Zhao - pipa
Elshan Ghasimi - tar and vocals
Klaus Janek - double bass
Andi Teichmann - electronics
Hannes Teichmann - Electronics