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ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne is cranking up!
1. October 2021 , 17:00 – 21:00
New look, new vibes, new rooms – on 1 October 2021 there will be reason to celebrate, and you are warmly invited! We are especially happy that we could win the great soul and jazz band “The Dead Cats” (Lille/FR) for a guest performance!
Where for: RRCGN relaunch event with live music, dancing, screenings and finger food!
When: 01.10.2021, 17:00 to 21:00 (coming later/leaving earlier no problem!)
Where: iJuLa room, Herthastraße 50 (backyard), Cologne-Zollstock
With: 3G (proof of immunisation or test not older than 48 hours)
Please register at email@example.com so that we can keep track of the total number of guests and comply with Corona regulations.
20 years agoit was Rotterdam’s European Capital of Culture in 2001 – and in the process a small local project was born: ROOTS & ROUTES!
In 2006, 15 years ago, the first international ROOTS & ROUTES project in Cologne immediately rocked the main stage of the Summerjam festival.
In autumn 2014, 7 years ago, the first two projects of the newly founded association ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne (RRCGN) started.
Time for a look back, a look forward and a change of scenery!
On 1 October, we want to celebrate 20 years of ROOTS & ROUTES and 7 years of RRCGN projects with you. And take the opportunity to relaunch our website and public relations: The new logo shows three stylised knobs, more and more turned up – we support young artists* to be heard and turn up the volume! The new claim “createxchange” focuses on the core of RRCGN’s work: creating spaces for creative exchange – whether at international youth encounters or, most recently, at our intersectional youth creative lab (iJuLa) in Zollstock. What remains is the association name, the shade of red that ROOTS & ROUTES has had in its logo for 20 years – and of course our international network!
This includes Cologne’s twin cities like Lille: that’s where Freddy Chattuais comes from, who took part in various ROOTS & ROUTES projects from 2013 to ’15. With his band “The Dead Cats”, he will enrich the evening with live music – joined on the piano by Maximien Aldebert (now Florence), music coach in several RRCGN projects.
Further musical contributions will come from the fantastic newcomer band “Die Horsecocks”, whose members are active in the iJuLa youth curatorship, and from RRCGN team member Mehregan Behrouz, who took part as a singer in the very first “The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience” project in 2008. [Plus dance?]
We look forward to a lovely afternoon and evening with you!