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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Gerriet Schultz, a Berlin based musician, is the founder of the legendary WMF club (1990-2010) and co-founder of Adaptr.Org (2011), an agency for international cultural exchange and a partner of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. As staff of Adaptr.Org he manages the European part of TEN CITIES together with Hannes and Andi Teichmann, is the curator of the Berlin-Cairo matching and the tour manager on site. He was also involved in the Berlin-Nairobi exchange project BLNRB (2010-2011). In 2012 he started Border Movement, a web project for electronic music in Germany and South Asia, funded by the Goethe-Institutes India and Sri Lanka. As chief editor he covers the emerging music scenes of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan Iran and Germany and hosts workshops, residencies, collaborations and events in these countries.

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Gerriet Schultz & TEN CITIES
Gerriet Schultz is part of Adaptr.Org, the Berlin collective organizing the TEN CITIES music part together with Goethe-Institut Kenya. Gerriet Schultz is part of the central curatorial group, which is responsible for the final selction of all participating musicians and producers. He also facilitated the music production phases in Cairo together with the Mahmoud Refat.
Sabine Bretz