Back in Takaye Village: The barrel organ still exists

Sunday, 11 Sep 2011


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Arrived in Nairobi

Saturday, 3 Sep 2011


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Second Trip to Kenya

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

On September 1st, Sven is travelling to Kenya again. Together with Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Mapstation) he will go to Mukunguni Village, where he has already been in 2009.

Stefan and Sven are recording a new album with Mbui, Mwatela, Mbutch and all the other musicians from Mukunguni.

Unfortunately Agnieszka won´t join them this time. Nevertheless Sven and Stefan will continue the barabara.fm-blog that Agnieszka created in 2009.

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German Record Critics honors “The Kenya Sessions”

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

The “Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” honors “The Kenya Sessions”. Sven Kacirek, Ogoya Nengo, Owino Koyo and all the other Kenyan Musicians, Pingipung and the Goethe-Institute Nairobi are very proud to be nominated for the Record Critics Award 2011.

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Music Video: Ali Khamed Orchestra & Sven Kacirek

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011

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The Kenya Sessions Album Release Party

Monday, 21 Feb 2011

We celebrate the Release of the Kenya Sessions Album, which came out on the Pingipung Label today. You can buy the album or the mp3 version at the Pingipung-Site, on iTunesAmazon, on the Klicktrack download shop, Soulseduction, Boomkat or many other online music stores. Let us Know how you like it!

The Party takes place at the Frappant Art Network on saturday, the 26th of February. Sven will play a live set, Agnieszka will show selected pictures from the journey as well as the brand new music videos. There will be several oportunities to learn more about the kenyan musicians and our experiences during the project. Come and join us!

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Save the date: The Kenya Sessions Release on Feb 21st 2011

Thursday, 6 Jan 2011

Release Date: February 21, 2011 at Pingipung/Kompakt. More information about further releases of Sven.

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New York Concerts with Ogoya and Olith

Monday, 20 Dec 2010

The New York based music festival E se in Manhatten invited Sven to play there in December. Sven planned to perform there with Ogoya Nengo and Olith Ratego.
After weeks of collecting documents and after endless phone calls with the USEmbassy in Nairobi, the Embassy didn’t give a visa to Olith and Ogoya !
The whole festival programm has to be changed… We all were quite disappointed, but finally Sven gave 2 great concerts, one solo and one with the awesome saxophonist Jason Candler and drummer legend Kenny Wollesen.
We will post some videos soon.

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first music video featuring the instruments

Saturday, 6 Nov 2010

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Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung awards the barabara.fm project

Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010

On Septmeber 28 the German “Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung” awarded a price to the barabara.fm-project in the presence of Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel.
More Information on their Website and the Werkstatt N Website.

Here are some fotos of the conference from September 27 in Berlin.

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