Babylon ORCHESTRA © Anton Tal
Babylon ORCHESTRA © Anton Tal


As part of this year’s Berlin Summer Festival of Culture, Babylon ORCHESTRA and Sarahbanda, founded by Sarah Willis, will set sail on two rafts and immerse the audience on the shores between Holzmarkt 25 and Funkhaus Berlin in rousing Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Caribbean worlds of sound. They will drop anchor at the landing stages Mercedes Benz Arena/East Side Gallery and Funkhaus Berlin on Nalepastrasse. The ensembles will play half-hour concerts at both stops, two at the East Side Gallery and one at the Funkhaus. Admission is free, registration is not required.

Monday, 14 August 2023
Pier at the Riedel shipping company at the East Side Gallery
18:00 – 18:30: Babylon ORCHESTRA
18:30 – 19 h: Sarahbanda
20:30 – 21 h: Babylon ORCHESTRA
21:00 – 21:30: Sarahbanda
Pier at the Funkhaus Berlin
19:30 – 20 h: Babylon ORCHESTRA
20:00 – 20:30: Sarahbanda
… and Spreeufer between Holzmarkt and Treptower Park.

An event by conc.arts berlin, programme partner of the Berlin 2023 Cultural Summer Festival. The concerts take place within the framework of the Kultursommerfestival Berlin 2023, which is conceived and implemented by Kulturprojekte Berlin in cooperation with over 100 programme partners on the initiative of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.