Over The Border Goes Virtual

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, Bonn’s popular World Music Festival – Over The Border has been moved to September. Organizer Manuel Banha has though put together what he refers to as a ‘Digital Days’ version and it has lots of promise.  The concert streams were recently recorded at an audience-less Bonn Harmonie and feature a selection of musicians of the festival supported by a reduced formation of the Local Ambassadors around Roland Peil.
Guests of the Local Ambassadors include Marcus Schinkel (Voyager IV) and  Daniel Manrique-Smith (Jin Jim) alongside Gert Kapo, Vincent Themba, Stella Tonon, Naomi, David Joris, Ivo Guedes and Carmen Bown. Guests of the festival will be joined by Sven Hammond with his singer Jared Grant, Noemi Waysfield, Suzana Pais and Boticelli Baby singer Marlon Bösherz.

Sven Hammond & Jared Grant

Tickets for the Digital Days version of Over The Border cost EUR 9.90 for the entire row of concert streams.

For everyone who has already bought a day or whole Festival ticket for this year, you will be able to watch all videos for free if you first apply for a key-code by email to m.banha@wunsch.com 

To support live music during these difficult times though I recommend purchasing tickets:


The concerts you will have available are as follows:

Marlon Bösherz

Mi. 24.03 | 18:00 Uhr

Sven Hammond

Do. 25.03 | 18:00 Uhr


Christian Meringolo

Fr. 26.03 | 18:00 Uhr


Stella Tonon

Fr. 26.03 | 21:00 Uhr


Nocturne by

David Walters – Ballaké Ciissoko – Vincent Ségal – Roger Raspail

Sa. 27.03 | 18:00 Uhr


Suzana Pais

So. 28.03 | 15:00 Uhr


Noemi Waysfield

So. 28.03 | 18:00 Uhr


The ImproVising Session

Mo. 29.03 | 18:00 Uhr


Di. 30.03 | 18:00 Uhr

See Over The Border  for more details.

Crossroads Rockpalast at The Harmonie

It’s that time of year that many live music regulars at The Harmonie in Bonn look forward to.  How else can you explain why the venue is regularly packed full for four days in a row of music by bands that most of the local visitors have never even heard, let alone seen before?  Well, these concerts do come with the seal of approval from Germany’s (the Worlds?) most celebrated music programme – WDR Rockpalast.  A programme that has been bringing music lovers legendary performances by the likes of Rory Gallagher, David Bowie and the Who since 1977.  On this particular Thursday evening in Bonn it’s the turn of Australian Band The Black Sorrows and Holland’s Sven Hammond to get the Rockpalast Star treatment.

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