This year’s edition of “Ritournelle” is also a special edition of the Friendly Confrontations festival. In keeping with the occasion, at the crossroads between tradition and futurism, we have invited none other than drummer legend Tony Allen to Munich. His rhythms have made music history. At Fela Kuti’s side, he invented the Afrobeat. Together with Damon Albarn he played the drums for the wonderful group The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Not forgetting his fabulous collaborations with techno legends Jeff Mills and Theo Parrish, or his part in the Moritz von Oswald Trio. Some years ago, his iconic single “Ima read” not only turned Zebra Katz into Rick Owens’ muse, but it also meant that queer rap was perceived in a whole new way. Like hardly anyone else in this field, Zebra Katz is a perfect performer for the big stage. Moor Mother is a poet, musician and activist from Philadelphia. Electronic avant-garde, spoken word poetry and an unfiltered punk attitude unfold in her songs with urgency and a rare rawness.
Klein, who grew up between London, LA and Lagos, produces a deconstructed gospel that is much more disoriented and fragile, yet just as consistent. She has brought together the best of these three worlds on her debut album Only. Between R&B, glitch electronics and celestial sounds, her music defines the pop of the future.
DJ Stingray (DJ Set)
La Staab (DJ Set)
The Friendly Confrontations festival is a collaboration between the Goethe Institute and the Münchner Kammerspiele.