June 2023 - Afropollination x Nyege Nyege x Hakuna Kulala

9.6.-15.6. Afropollination x Nyege Nyege x Hakuna  Kulala x MS Stubnitz


6 days of live music and dance performance during the residency phase:

african rave sound - bass - experimental - rap and more


more than 25 artists from

Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Rwanda,

South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Pakistan, France and Germany


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09.06. - free entry, 19:30: Afropollination x Nyege Nyege x Hakuna Kulala x MS Stubnitz 2023 - Collaborative artistic projects between Africa and Germany… x SICNAL RADIO x dkF by HI LATENCY x Swahili Soundsystem x ... opening session, cinema, open decks & sesh & more

10.06. stubnitz bassline clubnight: 22:00, 15€ box officeNyege Nyege x Hakuna  Kulala meets Electric Gym

Afrorack(ug) x Jessica Ekomane(de/cm), Bloomfeld(de/ci) x Miziguruka(rw), Chrisman(cd), Cream Cracker(de/mu), Turkana(ss), Debmaster(fr/de), Coco Cobra(de), Newinfluenzer(de), 11Schnull(de), Loi(de) 

11.06. - free entry/donation based!, 14:00: OPEN SHIP & Afropollination – sun deck, cool drinks, pizza, excellent music, chillando & hangout - come over!
+ pizza by Gian Marco + performances by Zora Snake(cm) x Violaine Le Fur(fr/cm), Miziguruka(rw)) + musical guests: 18:00 »spoken words show«, 18:45 »bodies telling stories«, 20:00 end

13.06. - concerts: 16€ box office: 19:30: Binghi(rw) x Miziguruka(rw), (fr/gh) x Fanny Love(cm), Violence Gratuite(cm), support: UnD¡X (Germany)

14.06. - concerts: 16€ box office: 19:30:
 Sisso x Maiko(tz), DJ MP3(za), Jay Mitta(tz), Zai x Nana(tz) support: MICHAELBRAILEY (uk/de)


15.06. - concerts & closing party: 16€ box office: 19:30: special guests: Dundo La Umeme(tz, Swahili Soundsystem), Ustad Noor Bakhsh(pk, honiunhoni), Binghi(rw) x Astan KA(fr/ml/de) x Decay(cm)


s p r e a d t h e w o r d



Afropollination is a project lead by Piranha Arts (Berlin) in cooperation with Boutique Foundation / Nyege Nyege (Kampala). Artistic direction: Nyege NyegeAfropollination is funded by the TURN2 Fund (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). Partners: MS Stubnitz, CTM Festival, Cosmo Radio, Festsaal Kreuzberg


Afropollination aims to encapsulate the process of artistic and social cultural pollination, facilitating creative encounters between artists, genres, disciplines, identities, ideas, cultures, technologies, and communities from various regions of Africa and Germany. On the Stubnitz, the artists will collaborate in a second residency phase, exchanging their skills and styles and experimenting together.



Music and dance have always gone hand in hand in Africa, but unfortunately when represented internationally, the two often get disentangled. With this project we want to re-contextualize the music through its dance element, and take it a step further by involving contemporary dancers and choreographers to create new modern interpretations to the music from the project.


The first phase of the project took place in Uganda around the Nyege Nyege Festival 2022 with residencies before and after the festival as well as artists’ shows and debates at the festival. Further phases will take place in 2023 in Germany at the CTM festival in Berlin, two residency phases at MS Stubnitz in Hamburg, at Festsaal Kreuzberg for the closing Afropollination event in June 2023 and with a partnership with Cosmo Radio (Cologne).


Definition: “Pollination is the transfer of pollen later enabling fertilization and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind.”