27.09.2020 to 27.09.2020 | 10:00 | Workshop

Transcultural Song Arrangement



"1001 Beats between Bonn and Babylon" (1001 Takt zwischen Bonn und Babylon) is a transcultural music project with a total of 45 interactive offers, workshops and events. It promotes intercultural encounters and social coexistence in diversity by building musical bridges between the Orient and Occident. The focus is on putting together an ensemble of German and “Oriental” musicians, and practicing integration through music.


10:00 - 5:00 pm

All-day workshop on the transcultural arrangement of oriental, Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Kurdish songs, and their artistic intertwining with German culture, as well as translations and connections of German songs - especially by Beethoven. The collaborative creation of new transcultural artistic forms of expression through interpretations, arrangements and translations of songs into German as well as translations of German songs into Arabic, Turkish, Persian or Kurdish, and the oriental setting of humanistic poems or storytelling of well-known German tales.

This workshop is suited to advanced and amateur musicians with an ear for oriental music. The aim is not necessarily "authentic" reproduction, but rather playing and improvisation-based connection. No prior knowledge is required.

Further information on the event will follow shortly.

The event is one of the activities organized by the "1001 Beats between Bonn and Babylon" project. During the course of the 2020 Beethoven Anniversary Year, the project will be building on its networks, offers and measures to form, motivate and promote an intercultural music ensemble composed of interested participants from the target group. The ensemble will prepare a repertoire of songs that will include traditional and modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Kurdish songs, as well as transcultural song arrangements and connections with works by Beethoven and other German songs.

The workshops are connected and build on one another. It is therefore recommended to attend all of the workshops in order to become part of the “1001 Beats Ensemble”.

Further information is available at: www.migrapolis.de

Flyer: https://migrapolis.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/workshops-1001-Takt-Flyer-6seiten_Ver20201007.pdf


MIGRApolis - Haus der Vielfalt
Brüdergasse 16-18
53111 Bonn

Admission prices

Participation is free of charge; however, binding registration is requested as the number of places is limited.

Please register with
Saman Haddad


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