Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja & Tschuku Tschuku

Ondaanisa yo Pomudhime (The Dance of the Rubber Tree)

Republic of Namibia




The performer, theatre theorist and musician Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja presents two works at this year’s festival. The sound performance «Ondaanias yo Pomudhime (The Dance of the Rubber Tree)» is the result of his long-term research on restitution. It reveals sounds from archives and collections and makes them accessible for the future of new generations. The work is presented again as a Collective Listening. «Zilin», a concert with his band Tschuku Tschuku, pursues a similar intent: to restitute forgotten sounds to new audiences. (mvh)




Artistic direction and cast

Kuratorisches Konzept & SongwritingNashilongweshipwe Mushaandja
MitTschuku Tschuku: Samuel Batola (Leadgitarre), Mutsa Lairdman (Drums, Perkussion, Produktion), Raymond Tatenda Mapfumira (Keyboards, Bass), Lovisa the Superstar (Vocals), Sanelisiwe Yakeni (Spoken Word, Poetry), Chris Eiseb (Perkussion), Tapuwanashe Munyayi (Mbira), Ovakwanangobe, Oshikwiyu, Endola (Vocals), Jackson Wahengo (Vocals, guitar on odalate naiteke)
Ethnografische AufnahmenErnest und Ruth Dammann (1953, Omaruru, Usakhos und Okahandja, Zentralnamibia), gefunden in den Basler Afrika Bibliographien
LeadgesangLena Fender, Elifas Eiseb und Adam Horeib
FotoHemen Heidari / Basler Afrika Bibliographien


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Collective Listening



Englisch, Oshiwambo, Khoekhoegowab, Shona and isiXhosa

An inclusive event

accessible with wheelchair

Collective Listening

Collective Listening is one of the formats we have developed in response to the pandemic last year. The audience listens to listening pieces created by artists from our international network on radios distributed on picnic blankets on the Landiwiese

Safety Concept

For this event, there is no obligation to wear masks and no COVID certificate is needed. See here for more information about your visit to the Theater Spektakel

Open-air performance

In case of adverse weather, the performance will be cancelled. Information on potential cancellation on and Facebook no later than 2 hours before the start of performance

On demand

The listening piece is made available on > Digital for free the day after the performance


The performances at the Zürcher Theater Spektakel are supported by Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Max Kohler Stiftung


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