Varinia Akua © Artist

Masterkonzert: Varinia Akua

Rise up - Turn up - Line up w/ DJ Freegah

On May 29, you can expect an empowering, socially critical and danceable music experience at JAKI under the name Rise up - Turn up - Line up.

Varinia Akua singer, composer and producer will be performing her own creations. Her music is a mix of house and pop as well as voguing elements from her time in the first German voguing house. Singing, chanting and rapping. Varinia Akua's voice is strong and gentle at the same time. She will be accompanied by DJ Freegah, who will enrich the evening with Afrobeats and Amapiano tunes.

"Every song tells a story, captures my love of dance or the struggle of black and/or queer people against racism and homophobia. They convey emotions in a way that I don't think words can", says Varinia Akua.

Varinia Akua has German and Ghanaian roots, wrote little song lyrics at a young age and began composing pieces at the age of 12, accompanied by classical piano lessons. As a teenager, she was fascinated by producing beats and songs, followed later by a master's degree in music at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Her songs express her love of dance. They are playful and cool at the same time and deal with autobiographical themes that are touching. Emotional highs and lows with a focus on empowerment and queer life realities and dreams.

DJ Freegah hails from one of Nigeria's oldest cities and grew up during the most influential times in Afrobeats history. His heart beats for music genres inspired by Africa. DJ Freegah loves to give it his all on the turntables and invest his energy in spreading good vibes while interacting with his audience

Wed, 29.05.2024

Varinia Akua (vocals)

House, Jazz, Pop, Afrofusion, Afrofunk

jaki Start 20:00 Doors 19:30

14 €/8 € red. Presale Please note: vendors of presale-tickets may charge additional fees. 17 €/10 € red. Box Office nur Kartenzahlung

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The concert is unseated. There will be no seating.

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