Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote (3)

 Ravi Sundaram (Delhi):
“The Lives of Media Piracy”

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:20 Introduction

Ranjani Mazumdar (Paris/Delhi)
“Introduction to Superman/ Supermen of Malegaon

13:20 – 14:30 Film Screening

Supermen of Malegaon
(dir. Faiza Ahmad Khan, 2008)

14:30 – 15:30 Discussion

Superman of Melegaon and Postcolonial Piracy”
with directors Shaikh Nasir Niyazu Shaikh (Superman) and Faiza Ahmad Khan (Supermen)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 18:30 Plenary Debate

“Postcolonial Piracy and Creative Production Across the Globe”

This panel discussion, closing both the Postcolonial Piracy conference and the 2011 Worldtronics Festival, brings together artists and academics to discuss piracy and music production from a postcolonial perspective.

Using musical examples, the panelists will address questions such as:

– How does piracy affect politics of creative production (as in mixing, sampling, the recycling of musical structure)?

– How do local histories and global designs of piracy affect the marketing, distribution and reception of music (taping, burning, P2P)?

– How do such practices affect our notions of authorship and originality in the postcolonial pirate domain?


Eblis Álvarez (Bogotá)

(performing with the Meridian Brothers at the ‘Bogotá Boom’ concerts of Worldtronics)

Adam Haupt (Cape Town)

(cf. “Access and Participation in South Africa”)

Dawn-Elissa Fischer (San Francisco)

(cf. “Samples of Percussion, Piracy and Politics from Brazil and Colombia”)

Brian Shimkovitz (New York)

(aka Awesome Tapes from Africa, curator of the ‘Ghana Hiplife’ concerts of Worldtronics)

Henry Stobart (London)

(cf. “Local Music Recordings and Competing Interests in Bolivia”)

Gebrüder Teichmann (Berlin)

(Curators of the ‘They call it Skwee!” concerts of Worldtronics)

December 2nd  / December 3rd / December 4th