Beginning at 16:00 on Saturday, June 1st, we will be offering a number of workshops & discussions as part of A Bass Odyssey Festival at Mensch Meier! We’re still working on the exact schedule and placement, and will be posting more information here over the next 2 weeks.
Please use our contact form if you would like to participate in one of the workshops or discussions, as space may be limited!
★ Workshop: Dubwise Yoga
Led by Regina M. Sebald
Music by Roots Daughters
Inspired by mighty Jah9 and her yoga on dub sessions with her live-band, we teamed up to give you a unique experience. Regina Sebald is going to hold contemporary yoga sessions accompanied by a Selectress selecting and playing dubs from vinyl. The versions (or b-sides, dub) are the part of reggae music where the engineer becomes the artist – it leaves room for movement, growth, healing and creation. We use the music as a tool in exploring our body through yoga and the healing sounds of dub. The goal is to introduce the practice to a wider audience and create a more intuitive and natural approach in connecting with our higher self and reaching our highest potential. It is an excellent tool to release tensions and stress of everyday life. We want to contribute in creating an inclusive space of joy and acceptance.
★ Discussion: Inclusion of Women* in (Sound System) Scene
Moderated by Gloria Caiti aka Windrose Syndrome
With Sisters Of Reggae & MC Mad-X, Steffi (Deep Medi label) Carmel Zoum (MC & Activist), and more to be announced!
Our idea is to explore the inclusion of women* in the music scene through presenting different perspectives, experiences and solutions to gender imbalance which are offered from society. The purpose is to provide guidance, advice and motivation for females* on their musical journey, as well as inspiring promoters / venues to acknowledge the gender imbalance and the necessity of creating inclusive spaces within the scene / community.
★ Workshop & Performance: Live Dubbing
by Joe Redubbed
The art of live-dubbing reaches back to the studio techniques of pioneers such as King Tubby & Lee “Scratch” Perry during the heyday of dub in the early to mid 70’s. Using a fully analogue mixing desk and custom-made effects such as delays, reverbs and filters, the artists would “remix” the b-sides of popular reggae tunes, bringing single tracks (such as the vocals) in and out of the mix, and accentuating the bass and drums, as well as adding their own hand-made sound devices.
In this workshop, Joe Redubbed will demonstrate the art of live-dubbing, using a multi-track mixing desk and a number of analogue effects.
★ Film & Discussion: Sound System Culture
Film to be announced
This film takes a critical look at Jamaican emigration to London in the late ’70s, the everyday social and political struggles immigrants would face in these new settings, and the way in which their (sound system) culture came to play such an important role in shaping modern music. Following the film, we will have a discussion about the roots of sound system culture, as well as related issues which are still relevant 40 years later.
★ Silk-Screen Printing (Siebdruck)
Please bring your own t-shirts / textiles!
The Vetomat collective will be setting up a silk-screen printing workshop (Siebdruckwerkstatt) in the courtyard, where you can learn how to print custom-made designs to clothing or other textiles. We will have a number of designs available – just bring your favourite t-shirt or other piece of clothing you would like to have printed on!