Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol.5

Part of “Keleketla! Library”


HAU Hebbel am Ufer and the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art address the symbolic-acoustic speculations revolving around Kwaito. This eclectic musical movement, which reached its high point in South Africa in the early 1990s, opened up a room for young people to experience a global sound full of political, economic and philosophical meanings. The Thath’i Cover Okestra affiliated with the interdisciplinary and independent research and media art collective Kelektla! Library from Johannesburg explores Kwaito’s history (or histories), not least through the lens of the internationally acclaimed mbira virtuoso Ambuya Stella Chiweshe. An exhibition and a Houseclub with pupils from Hector-Peterson-School will also be dedicated to the history of Kwaito.

15.6. / 18:00-19:00 / HAU2 / Admission free
Artist talk, Listening Session and Signing of Vinyls with Keleketla! Library and Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 5


Mbira & Vocals: Amuya Stella Chiweshe / Piano: Yonela Mnana / Vocals: Masello Motana / Guitar: Yusuf Makongela / Percussion & Didgeridoo: Tiko Ngobeni / Electronics: Mma Tseleng / Drums: Simphiwe Tshabalala / Bass Guitar: Ayanda Zalekile


  • Past
    Fri 15.6.2018, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 16.6.2018, 20:00 / HAU2


Courtesy: Keleketla! Library. Commissioned and coproduced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.