Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Transtronica Festival

mit Nomi Ruiz, Saeleen Bouvar, Yha Yha, Mine Pleasure Bouvar

  • © Nomi Ruz / Saeleen Bouvar / Yha Yha / Mine Pleasure Bouvar
  • Nomi Ruz
    © Nicolas Quinteros
  • Saeleen Bouvar
    © Frederik Busch
  • Yha Yha
    © Vincent Tiberius
  • © Mine Pleasure Bouvar
  • © Illustration: Teo Louk
Music / Wheelchair users
  • Sat, 14.05.2022 22:00
    Kampnagel – KMH

The closing evening of the festival is called CELESTE. It is the muse of joy, celebration, euphoria and plays a central role in the life of a trans* person. CELESTE is the feeling of finally having found a home in the body, it is the experience of finally feeling oneself to be "right" after a long journey in the "wrong". This state of euphoria about one's own rediscovered body is an act of liberation that every trans* person feels in their search for identity. CELESTE affirms life, speaks courage and celebrates the freedom of the body.

Nomi Ruiz
Singer, songwriter, actress Nomi Ruiz broke boundaries as the first latinx trans woman to perform on prestigious stages world-wide while fronting Nu-Disco troupe Hercules & Love Affair in support of their debut, released on James Murphy’s DFA Records. She went on to release the critically acclaimed ‘See The Light’ as Jessica 6 on Peace Frog Records. She has collaborated with the likes of ANOHNI, Honey Dijon, Keinemusik, Sakis Rouvas, Sam Sparro, Todd Terry and her original songs and performances have been featured on The American Academy Awards, Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto and in campaigns for Mugler, Calvin Klein, Dior Homme and Tommy Hilfiger. She made her acting debut on Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC, guest starred on the FX series Pose and starred in the Amazon Prime feature film Haymaker. Her sophomore solo album ‘Hi Def Femme’ produced by New York native Michael Moreno and reggae, hip hop & jazz multi-instrumentalists Josh Werner & Gintas Janusonis, both known for their work with RZA, Wu Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah will be released on June 24th.

Saeleen Bouvar
The curator of TRANSTRONICA began her career as a DJ in 1998. At that time, she helped shape Hamburg's queer underground scene musically and draws on a repertoire of queer music history spanning three decades. Since the founding of her Salon Queertronique, she has enriched Hamburg's club life with a good portion of trans*visibility. As a musical memorial, she educates on social media about the forgotten importance of trans* femininity within cultural life, highlighting the exploitative, cultural appropriation in the music and entertainment industry. Saeleen Bouvar's sets are unique stories that never sound the same. Her repertoire ranges from disco, Chicago and acid house to techno and electroclash. Her elegant transitions promise a set like a seamless ecstasy.

Yha Yha
As co-founder of New World Dysorder, the first collective of trans*/gender non conforming/ PoC and femme identified artist:ing, Yha Yha's socio-cultural engagement is visible. Originally formed in the Bay Area in 2015, the network is now expanding to Berlin, creating a more just but also more diverse club landscape. Her own style of music is best described as eclectic DJing. Yha Yha is a proponent of cross-genre mixing between atmospheric techno to bass to vogue beats to house. She started her career as a DJ in 2016 shortly before moving to Berlin. In no time she has made a name for herself in the scene and has already played at parties such as Room for Resistance, Brenn, Buttons and Mess.

Mine Pleasure Bouvar
What act could best close the festival than the in-house daughter and resident of Salon Queertronique Mine Pleasure Bouvar. A member of the international female:pressure network since 2018, she has already played at Berlin's SchwuZ, PRIZM at Klunkerkranich, the CSDs in Hanover and Nuremberg, and many more. Mine behind the decks promises a veritable sound buffet of different styles between techno, house and electroclash served on 100% vinyl. Besides juggling records, she also produces music herself, leads workshops, writes poetry and lyrics and is a podcaster.

Tip: Come earlier and watch a performance before the club evening. Either THE MAKING OF PINOCCHIO by Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill (20:00) or TRIO – FOR THE BEAUTY OF IT by La Fleur (20:30).

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