Music is to be examined here as an art form in which diversity is understood as wealth. Art as a community-building element of our present. The transcultural art and cultural scene is more diverse than ever. In many ways, the rapid access to an overwhelming variety of styles and sounds and the ability to collaboratively connect with people and music scenes across the globe provide incredible benefits and opportunities for musicians and producers.
In a present that is economically and culturally shaped by globalization, local and national issues are always interwoven with international developments. This raises the question of what constitutes our society, what holds it together and what its identity is. This process of self-understanding, of global dialogue within society, can be driven forward by global music. Through music, people can be brought into conversation with each other, even though they are divided and different from each other in terms of lifestyle, culture, politics, space, biography or society, but are connected by common questions and challenges.
Her work and life has never been separated from arts, music and her roots. Born in Kenya, raised in Bavaria and calls Berlin home. At a tender age of 13 years, she decided to pursue her passion for music. After singing in a pop band with her siblings, the journey led her to Four Artists Music Agency, where she assisted the managing director and worked for Die Fantastischen Vier, Tokio Hotel, Joy Denalane and on several festival productions such as MTV HipHop Open, IFA Sommergarten.
As a freelancer she has worked on numerous booking productions for international artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Theo Parish, DJ Premier, Italians do it better and many more.
Evyonne has been creating platforms and formats since 2008 in which she highlights different disciplines in the arts as well with talents from different backgrounds.Witnessing the lack of diversity and with her enormous musical background and curiosity, how to connect both worlds, it came quite naturally to take the next step and founded Makakali.
As Makakali we host and curate cultural gatherings since 2013. A platform dedicated to strengthen transcultural interaction and exchange through art and music.
While studying Geography (B. Sc. in Applied Geography), World Music (Master of Arts) and in the moment "Performing Sustainability" (PHD at the SDG Graduate School Westafrika) he spent a lot of time in foreign countries assimilating the global sound.
His focus is on the function of music - connecting origins and new homes. Music may help to bring different global perspectives together and to inspire a new way of co-living in a cultural-diverse society.
As a musician he performs in various formations at international venues and festivals and creates soundtracks for Movies, Theater, Contemporary Dance and Perfomance Art.