1. Fatoumata Diawara - Opening Concert
2. Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps
3. Bukahara & LaBrassBanda
4. LA CARAVANE PASSE
5. AKUA NARU
6. Iiro Rantala
7. La Nuit D'Afrique mit Awa-Ly und Inna Modja
8. Local Ambassadors
You can find our newest Video impressions here:
Over the Border - Outlook to 2017
OVER THE BORDER CLOSING NIGHT. The LOCAL AMBASSADORS 2.4. - Harmonie Bonn
Iiro Rantala Konzert 31.3. - Pauluskirche Bonn
Pre-Opening zum "Internationalen Tag gegen Rassismus" 21.3. - Rex-Kino
Mali Blues - Die Diskussion im REX
Over the Border Festival - Fatoumata Diawara
Over the Border Festival - La Caravane Passe
Over the Border Festival - Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps
Over the Border Festival - Bukahara & La BrassBanda
Over the Border Festival - Akua Naru
Over the Border Festival - AWA-LY & INNA MODJA
Music touches every corner of the world and with music there are people. Over the Border Festival presents the worlds musicians and their messages to you in Bonn, This collection of musicians act as a plea of the people struggling to protect natural resources and their own livelihood's. Many people around the world are forced to leave their homes and migrate looking for a better future anywhere else due to environmental challenges.
Most of these challenges are directly related to desertification and climate change which constantly diminish their resources and render their livelihood useless. The power of music brings people together and will spread the voices of the most vulnerable populations of the world.
More than just a music festival – Over the Border Festival will have a second round.
After its debut in February of this year, Over the Border Festival will have a sequel in March.
The success of the 2016 Festival gave us the strong feeling that the people in this international city of Bonn and its region would happily welcome another cross-border, culture-bridging music festival.
The Festival was created to give musicians from all over the world a chance to perform here, in the United Nations City of Bonn. And our cooperation partners have encouraged us to continue the Festival with an even broader program.
With and beyond the music we send out a message that music is a way of expressing feelings, of finding conversation topics and communicating with each other. City of Bonn offers a special place for this to happen, with its history and international significance. A United Nations city with so many non-governmental and developmental organizations, Bonn provides a proximity of ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm for the “one world”.
Over the Border Festival presents a framework for the exchange of ideas and the encounters of people to happen.
The series of musical performances in 2017 aim to show musicians who cross musical borders by using the stylistics of their respective homelands in a broader context: artists who combine their musical tradition with today’s reality.
Changes from 2016:
We begin the Festival one month later than last year. Performances will not take place daily, but with a few days apart from each other. In comparison to 2016, additional venues are the Beethovenhaus for the opening night and the Pantheon. Telekom has made it possible for the Festival to take place in the Telekom Forum on two consecutive days. In addition to the great cooperation with the City, in 2017 we present a special UNO partnership, in particular with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which kindly accommodates our press conference.