Adesa

Biography

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Chronology

1989
foundation of ADESA by Nii Ayi and Korkoi Odametey from Ghana
1990
first tour in Germany
1991
first recording of the MC "Adesa Vol. 1" in Germany, Premiere of "African Clownshow" - a music theatre performance for children and adults.
Tour in Germany and Switzerland
1992
Tour in Germany
Radio/ TV: RTL, WDR
1993
recording of the CD "Believer" in Germany
Tour in Germany, Austra, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxemburg with performances in the following festivals (selection): Maschsee-Fest Hannover/BRD, Museumsufer-Fest Frankfurt/BRD, Sternenzelt-Festival Reichenhall/BRD, Clownage Teufen/CH, Kindermusiktheater-Festival Berlin/BRD, Tour in Ghana on invitation of Goethe Institutes with the "African Clownshow"
Radio/TV: ZDF "Fernsehgarten", Deutsche Welle, WDR, Radio NRW
1994
Tour in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain with performances on the following festivals (selection): Festival im Küchengarten Gera/BRD, Fira del Teatro y Musica Huesca/E, Kindermusiktheater-Festival Berlin/BRD, International Panafest in Accra and Cape Coast/Ghana on invitation of Goethe Instituts
Radio/TV: Deutsche Welle, WDR, Radio NRW
1995
Tour in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, UK and Luxemburg with performances on the following festivals (selection): Duisburger Akzente/BRD, Kulturhauptstadt Europas Luxemburg, Festival delle Colore Turin/I, Festival de la Cité, Lausanne/CH, Kindertheater des Monats Schleswig-Holstein/BRD, Africa 95/UK
1996
Premiere of the music theatre performance "African Market"
Tour in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, UK and with performances on the following festivals (selection): Harlekinade Wabern/BRD (awarded with the First Price for "African Clownshow"), Sura Za Afrika Festival - div. Cities/A
1997
Tournee in Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Turkey and Brazil with performances on the following festivals (selection): Afro Pfingsten Winterthur/CH, Verdens Kulturfestivalen, Arhus/DK, Eskisehir Festival/TR, Triangel Festival Konstanz/BRD, Kindermusiktheater Wochen Berlin/BRD, Wereld Kinder Festival - verschiedene Städte/NL, FETA Gdansk/PL, Int. Street Theatre Festival Krakow - Jelenia Gora/PL, Encuentro Int. de Investigacion Teatral, Salvador-Bahia/Brazil
1998
Tour in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium and Luxemburg with performances on the following festivals (selection): Duisburger Akzente/BRD, Kemnade International Bochum/BRD, San Marino Festival, Wereld Kinder Festival - div. Cities/NL, Kindertheater des Monat Schleswig-Holstein - div. Cities/BRD, Kindermusiktheater Wochen Berlin-Brandenburg - div. cities/BRD
1999
Tour in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain and with performances on the following festivals (selection): Dranouter Festival/B, Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo/ , Fermenti Vivi Pisa/I, NRW Kultursommer/BRD, Festival Zaragoza/E, Afrika Festival Würzburg/BRD
2000
Tour in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece and Spain with performances on the following festivals (selection): Afrika Festival Wien/A, Expo 2000 - Afrika Halle/BRD, Afrika Festival Würzburg/BRD, Tag der Musik Eupen/B, UNO-Festival Genf/CH, Africa Festival Hertme/NL, Etno Sur Festival Jaén/E, Pirineos Sur Festival/E, Kindermusktheater Wochen Berlin/BRD
2001
Tour in Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy with performances on the following festivals (selection): city festivals Figueres and Valencia/E, Stadtfest Vienna/A, Afrika Festival Würzburg/BRD, Ulmer Zelt/BRD, WDR Kinderfest Cologne/BRD, Kindertheater des Monat Schleswig-Holstein - 18 different cities/BRD, Wereld Kinder Festival - various cities/NL, Rheinische Landestheater Wesel/BRD, SWR Tigerentenclub/BRD
Premiere of the music theatre for kids "Tifi & Abu in the jungle"
2002
Tour in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Croatia with performances on the following festivals (selection): Masala Festival Hannover/BRD, Istra Etno Jazz Festival Pula/Croatia, La Notte di San Lorenzo/I, Afrika Festival Würzburg/BRD, Dunya Festival Rotterdam/NL, Africa Festival Eupen/B, Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss/D
release of the album "Akoma"
2003
Tour in Germany with performances on the following festivals (selection): Pattevogel Theaterfestival Cologne, De Gater '87 - Kinderkulturtage Potsdam, Afrika Tag der Kunstsammlung NRW Düsseldorf, Minimal Music Festival Kassel, Masala Festival Hannover, Afrika Festival Würzburg, Flughafen Hamburg Ghana Airways, Musik im SWR Foyer Mainz, Malzhaus Plauen and Klangkosmos Tour in Aachen, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Hagen, Cologne, Wuppertal, Dortmund (all Germany)
Kulturnog centra Centra Kaptol, Zagreb/Croatia, Tour in Belgium with concerts in Mortsel, Niel, Mol-Zilvermeer, Boom, Menen, Wijnegem, Brecht, Wilrijk, Brasschaat , Gent, Antwerpes, Ranst, Boom, Starbroek
Tour in Spain: Gava, Sabadell, Cartagena Festival, Bilbao
Stanser Musiktage/Switzerland, Tropicana Festival Dornbirn/A, Afrika Festival Hertme/NL, Lari (Tuscany) and Vicchio (Florence) Festival Etnica 2003/Italy
2004
Tour in Germany with performances on the following festivals (selection): Frankfurt Africa Alive, Theater Wesel, Düsseldorf Airport Ghana Airways, Breminale, Afrika Festivals in Plantaria Park Twisteede, Münster, Würzburg, MuseumKunstPalast Düsseldorf, Rheine, Masala Festival Hannover (all Germany)
Award at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Funkhaus Europa Kinderlieder Wettbewerb and performance in Tonhalle Düsseldorf/Germany
concert in Almancil/P, tour in Belgium with concert in Asse-Zellik, Maasmechelen, Pole Pole Festival Gent, Brussels, Tenk, concerts in Zwolle, Circus Colourful City Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Tour in Italy with concerts in Castel San Pietro, Porto Sant'Elpidio, Lari, Calcinaia, Cultural Capital Genova, La Ghironda Festival Martina Franca
2005
European tour in Italy, Benelux, France, Armenien, Switzerland
festivals (selection):
Jazzfest Gronau / Germany
opening cermony at Zum Grünen Walde Bielefeld / Germany
Afrika Festival Würzburg / Germany
Dt. Aids Stiftung Bad Godesberg / Germany
Afrika Festival Gronau / Germany
Weltjugendtag Xanten / Germany
ANB Club Yerevan / Armenia
Pattevugel Festival Cologne / Germany
Lullus Fest Bad Hersfeld / Germany
Lirum Larum Festival Freiburg / Germany
2006
European tour in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and Armenia
festivals (selection):
Unesco, Bonn / Germany
Soccer World Cup Tour: Würzburg, Hannover, Köln, Nürnberg, Siegen, Potsdam, Wuppertal / Germany
Köln Sommer / Germany
creole NRW, Dortmund / Germany
Regionale 2006, Solingen / Germany
Bottroper Märchentage /Germany
Africa Festival, Vienna / Austria
Colours of Ostrava / Czech Republic
Folkove Prazdniny, Namest Nad Ostlavou / Czech Republic
Letni Filmova Skola, Uherske Hradiste /Czech Republic
La Gironda, Monopoli / Italy
Avantgarde Folk Club, Yerevan / Armenia
2007
European tour in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain
festivals (selection):
Africa Live Frankfurt / Germany
Unesco Cultural Diversity Conference, Essen / Germany
Afrika Festival Würzburg / Germany
Wereld Kinder Festival, Terneuzen, Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, Antwerpen / Netherlands & Belgium
Hessen Fest, Butzbach / Germany
2008
European tour in Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium
Festivals (selection):
Radio RPR1 Abenteuer Tour - Saarbrücken, Koblenz, Mainz, Trier, Hachenburg
Mannheim Köln / Germany
Wandertheaterfestival, Radebeul / Germany
Kindermusik-Festival, Berlin / Germany
Kinderlieder-Sommer im FEEZ, Berlin / Germany
Maschsee-Fest, Hannover / Germany
Afrika-Festival, Würzburg / Germany
FOLKfestival, Krotoszyn / Poland
Polskie Radio, Warszawa / Poland
Fundacja Pomocy Dzieciom, Lodz / Poland
Cultuurhuis AINSI, Maastricht / Netherlands
Expo, Zaragoza / Spain
Odegand, Gent / Belgium
2009
European tour in Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria
Festivals (selection):
50 years "Brot für die Welt" Tour with 23 concerts all over Germany
Landesmusikakademie Berlin / Germany
Afrikatage Forchheim / Germany
Parkfest Mannheim / Germany
Märchennacht im T-Werk Potsdam / Germany
Afrika Festival Würzburg / Germany
Spilimbergo, Suoni Dell'altro Mondo, Festival Mescolanze / Italy
Festival of World Cultures / Ireland
AfriCult 2009 Trabrennbahn Krieau / Austria


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