May 5th 2017 – Philharmonie, Cologne; May 6th – Emmauskirche, Berlin; May 7th – Capitol, Hannover
s t a r g a z e is very proud to announce the newest project circling around the power of spoken words and how hip-hop/ rap – artists are approaching political, philosophical or social topics. Inspired by one of the most well-known and legendary collectives – Wu-Tang Clan and their album Chamber Music, we are gonna develop new material based on snippets, ideas and songs of our featured artists, creating a new sound and exploring the possibilities of our acoustic, mostly classical instruments joining forces with samples and beats. Think “hip-hop unplugged” meets chamber music.
The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and a collaboration with Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen and Cologne’s Acht-Brücken- Festival, and next to playing in Cologne and Hannover, we also gonna be part of X-Jazz Berlin, a festival we admired ever since it started some years back.
Our featured artists will be Käptn Peng from Berlin and powerful wonder-woman Malikah, the queen of Arabic hip-hop, Inna Modja from Mali, who impressed us a lot with her newest album Hotel Bamako and lastly, we’ve also just added Naeem to our list, who performs as Spank Rock and who we got to know at Michelberger Music in 2016. He just released a single with our friends from Polica, check it out here.