22. March 2023

Musikzimmer: Grupo Maloka

Musikzimmer mit Grupo Maloka

Grupo Maloka was formed in the fall of 2018 as part of Bridges - Music Connects in Frankfurt and combines Latin American music with Persian sounds, Eastern European folk songs and Irish folk. From all corners of the world, this group comes together to musically build a house, a Maloka. The word "maloka" comes from the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and refers to a simple house made of straw and wood that is both a shelter and a place for community, celebration or ceremony, creating space for companionship. The ensemble Grupo Maloka arranges traditional music from the musicians' countries of origin as well as other folklore in the typical Bridges style: musical instruments and styles that are not traditionally combined find a common home here.




With the "Musikzimmer" series, KfW Stiftung creates a new stage for music and transcultural encounters. Attending the concerts in the historic ambience of Villa 102 offers the audience not only an insight into the wealth of musical culture, but also the opportunity for personal exchange about the diversity of composition, design and instruments from around the world. Perismon is an ensemble of the transcultural music initiative Bridges - Music Connects. 



Bridges – Music Connects

Grupo Maloka is one of nine transcultural ensembles of Bridges - Music Connects. The initiative has been bringing together musicians with and without a history of flight and migration since the beginning of 2016 and has since played around 400 concerts in Germany and abroad. The members perform in orchestral and ensemble formations characterized by the interplay of instruments from diverse regions of the European, Asian, and American continents while incorporating the musical cultural backgrounds of those involved. Concert activities range from refugee shelters to the Alte Oper Frankfurt to the German government and from concert series in Frankfurt venues and museums to international festivals in Italy and Uzbekistan.  

Bridges – Music Connects has participated in the KfW Stiftung's "ANKOMMER. Perspektive Deutschland" programme and was awarded the Special Impact Award in 2018 and "The Power of the Arts" in 2019. The debut album "Identigration" by the Bridges Chamber Orchestra was released in co-production with hr2-kultur and received the German Record Critics' Award 2/2021 in the category Grenzgänge. 

More information about Bridges - Music Connects can be found here.



Image Credits

01. Grupo Maloka
02. Musikzimmer with the Ensemble Eliá on 18.11.2021, Photographer: Salar Baygan
03. Musikzimmer with the Ensemble Perismon on 31.08.2022, Photographer: Salar Baygan
04. Musikzimmer with the Ensemble Eliá on 18.11.2021, Photographer: Salar Baygan
05. Musikzimmer with the Ensemble Perismon on 31.08.2022, Photographer: Salar Baygan


Date: Wed, 22. Mar 2023, 18:00 Uhr

Location: Villa 102 Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Admittance 5:30 p.m.
Admitssion is free.

The concert is sold out.

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