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Find The File Festival Details Announced
Christian Eede , March 5th, 2019 13:44

DJ Rupture and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force are amongst those taking part in a new Berlin event called Find The File

Later this month, Berlin's Hans der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will host a new event called Find The File, focused on concerts, panels and talks.

Amongst the names set to take part in the event are DJ Rupture (AKA Jace Clayton) and Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force - both acts will play live. The event is focused on discussions around what happens to musical and cultural heritage as the world moves into an increasingly digitised landscape.

Other questions asked by festival organisers include: "How do the archival holdings of radio stations, record companies, or museums document regional and global history? What historical constructions are represented in collections, what cultures get passed down?"

Recently discovered film footage of Fela Kuti will serve as an entry point into the event, with much of the focus of the programme placed on how a number of African countries are discussing how to preserve musical collective memory. Selections from this material of Fela Kuti will be presented publicly for the very first time in an exclusive installation by photographer and director Armin Linke as part of the programme, while Kuti's eldest son Femi will play the event's closing concert.

Dance group Planet Kigali - you can watch recent rehearsal footage from them above - will explore Rwandan dance in their performance, while there will also be specially commissioned works about our musical heritage from Olith Ratego and the Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Tellavision & Derya Yildirim and Bernadette La Hengst.

The event takes place from March 21-24. You can find more information, including full details of the theme an programme, here.