Bukahara: Mschatta Lounge Interview on the Astrolabe


Bukahara cannot be pigeonholed, cannot be assigned to a genre: Pop music, folk, world music, gypsy jazz, Arabic-Balkan, swing, reggae... all these directions and much more have been united in his music since 2009.

The 6-part concert series "Mschatta Lounge" opened the museum as a platform for cross-over productions and musical inspiration from the midst of changing societies. The idea was to combine music with works of art to create expressions of global interdependence that would be multi-sensitively perceptible. Six bands were invited to the "Mschatta Lounge" in 2019, each of which interpreted an object from the exhibition in their own musical language. 

Video: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Retina Fabrik