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World Drum Festival

Every year in November, drummers and percussionists from different world cultures meet at the Popakademie to make music, exchange ideas and network. In a mixture of workshops, master classes, panels and concerts, world-class soloists will introduce themselves to an interested audience of professionals. They will show what is currently the state of the art in the international drum and percussion scene. In 2023, the event will take place for the ninth time.

The World Drum Festival 2023 will be curated by Drums Department Chief Anika Nilles and hosted by Prof. Udo Dahmen.

WORLD DRUM FESTIVAL | Saturday November 25th 2023 |

To register please see the German page for World Drum Festival.


2.00 pm
Welcome I Room 001
Anika Nilles
Prof. Udo Dahmen

2.15 pm
Masterclass Forum 1 (45. min)
Lui Ludwig| Room 001
Bodek Janke | Room 415

3.10pm Masterclass Forum 2 (45. min)
Rhani Krija | Room 001
Stephan Emig | Room 415

4.55 - 5.20 pm BREAK

5.20 pm Masterclass Forum 3 (45. min)
Camille Bigeault | Room 001
Paul Albrecht | Room 415

6.15 pm Masterclass Forum 4 (45. min)
Philo Tsoungui | Room 001
Murat Coşkun | Room 415

Start 8 pm

Bodek Janke
Stephan Emig
Lui Ludwig
Rhani Krija
Murat Coşkun
Paul Albrecht
Camille Bigeault
Philo Tsoungui

The festival takes place in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim and the European percussionists­association Percussion Creativ.