|May – 2015|
Carnival of Cultures | Friday, May 22, 2015 | Berlin
The Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) is a four-day urban festival that reflects Berlin’s many faces. With a free and open programme, Karneval celebrates Diversity. During KdK, the public space gets transformed into a place for self-(re)presentation and play with cultural identities. Music and dance groups, professional and amateurs, children and adults take part in the parade through Kreuzberg. From anarchic performance over traditional dances to mash-up and remix; from high- to popular-, in KdK culture has many meanings. On the street-fest stages and the off-stages, world-renowned and up-and-coming bands and artists perform a variety of music styles: from reggae over chanson to classical sitar-music. KdK is possible because of the various actors of the city. In it the different communities create a space of self-empowerment. The carnival gives place to a public sphere characterized by heterogeneity, hybrid identities and plurality. Karneval makes City.
Further information at: http://www.karneval-berlin.de