An attempt to understand a culture which seems to be so distant from our own. And finally: the experience of the borders of our own cultural awareness.
Wu Wei, the magnificent soloist on the Chinese mouth organ Sheng, will perform before the official opening concert in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück.
Two exceptional musicians from China will open this year’s festival. Wu Man and Wu Wei will develop a joint programme especially for the Morgenland Festival – an exciting debut!
For the very first time, the Morgenland Festival will be guest at VW. Unusual sounds for the Production Hall 2, where the gigantic machines which produce the bodywork are developed. The Ensemble of the Morgenland Campus will open the concert, the lighting design for the evening is in the hands of Philipp Geist.
The ‘long festival night’ has established itself as an indispensible event in the festival’s programme. After the concert with the Morgenland All Star Band Samer Saem Eldahr, alias Hello Psychaleppo, will transform the Lagerhalle into a dance-floor.
The Kazakh epos singer Ulzhan Baibussynova will be at Lagerhalle together with Raushan Orozbaeva, one of the most famous Kobyz players in Kazakhstan.
‘The Poetry Project’ is a four-language documentation project. The goal is to encourage a dialogue between the refugees and those who grew up here.
At the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2018 the trumpeters Nezar Omran and Ingolf Burkhardt will meet for the first time with Florian Weber (piano) and Hogir Göregen (percussion).
At June 22nd the Morgenland Festival guests at Lagerhalle with a double-concert, starting with the project ‘On Babur’s Trail’.
‘The New Silk Road’ brings together musicians from Khazakstan, China, Russia and Azerbaijan.
In the form of episodes, ‘The Wounded Angel’ tells the story of four youths in a physically ravaged village in Kazakhstan, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Syrian ensemble Hewar and the Gurdjieff Ensemble from Armenia are no strangers to the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück. They met for the first time at the festival and will now embark on a musical journey to discover the cultural history of their two countries and their connections, which go back hundreds of years.