Polyphonic Townhall Meeting, Ballhaus Naunyn, Berlin 12.21.14



Kuratiert von Jean­Paul Bourelly
Mit: Jean-Paul Bourelly, Marlon Browden, DJ Infinit Livez Filly Sakko, Peggy Piesche, Volkan Terror, Blues Waka Moderation: Maisha Eggers

We are Tomorrow – Visionen und Erinnerung anlässlich der Berliner Konferenz von 1884 ist eine Veranstaltungsreihe von Kultursprünge im Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. Gefördert mit Mitteln der Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.




The Spontaneous Town Meeting is an interdisciplinary jam session in the format of a talk show taking place every month in the context of the series WE ARE TOMORROW – Visions and Retrospection on Occasion of the 1884 Berlin Conference. Jazz musician Jean­Paul Bourelly invites musicians and writers, DJs, historians and actors to an afro-futuristic meeting in order to open up the gates of a Black collective knowledge archive. In an interaction between language and music, guests and audience, emotion and didactics, current and historic discourses are negotiated so as to emphasise new aspects and develop perspectives which so far seemed limited by the framework of their negotiation. As a consequence, discussions on the situation of refugees living in Berlin, the destruction of family relationships owing to the continuity of colonial conditions, the power dynamics between Old Europe and New Africa obtain an unknown variety of fresh perspectives and possible interpretations.



Curated by Jean­Paul Bourelly
Featuring: Jean-Paul Bourelly, Marlon Browden, Infinit Livez, Peggy Piesche, Volkan Terror, Blues Waka Hosted by Maisha Eggers


We are Tomorrow – Visions and Retrospection on Occasion of the 1884 Berlin Conference is a series of events by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. Financed with funds from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.

Citizen X (Bourelly and Bey) 19.08 English Theater, Berlin

Concert – Citizen X (Bourelly and Bey)

English Theatre Berlin
Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin



This newly formed duo appeals to the cinematic sense of music and the freedom to navigate beyond category. Inspired by the revolutionary 1960´s of Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, marinated over time, Citizen X finds a new voice in the theatre of today´s globalized one-world politics. The duets move through a landscape filled with a sense of spirituality, atmospheric sound bytes punctuated by wide ranging guitar sounds and observant commentary on today’s tumultuous world. Cadillac Eldorados, Sun Ra´s Arkestra and names like Amiri Baraka, Fred Hampton and Huey P. Newton come to mind in a blend of black-a-delic consciousness, bringing a sense of proximity to both danger, beauty and love.


Electronic, Afro Futuristic

Shepp, Bourelly Concert !

Chantre du free jazz que l’on classe parmi les monuments, Archie Shepp a collaboré avec les plus grands : de John Coltrane à Frank Zappa, en passant par l’initiateur du free jazz, Cecil Taylor. Doté d’une virtuosité intemporelle, Archie Shepp est un artiste aux multiples casquettes : saxophoniste, chanteur, poète engagé, pianiste et également dramaturge. À l’occasion du festival Jazz à Porquerolles, il s’entoure de Jean-Paul Bourelly à la guitare, Reggie Washington à la basse, Tom McClung au piano et Hamid Drake à la batterie : tout un rassemblement pour vivre un concert grandiose à la pointe du jazz.

Bourelly in Chicago Saturday April 19th

Bourelly in Chicago


Screening the Education of Auma Obama with a Q&A with the director Branwen Okpako.


I am going to perform a creative improvisation with a few Chicago friends like Chicago afro cuban percussionist Greg Carmouche and AACM saxophonist and composer Ed Wilkerson before and after the screening at Chicago Film Makers.




Film/Music New Narrative.