Rahel Giger & Moussa Cissokho - 1

World & folk, Word & Literature

Rahel Giger & Moussa Cissokho

Werkstatt Kultur-Bar, Chur

They create a unique experience through literature and music. Touching stories about home and longing live in the Werkstatt Chur.

In this musical reading at the Werkstatt Chur, Rahel Giger and Moussa Cissokho embark on a literary and musical journey back to the essentials that bring fulfillment in life. They will be accompanied on the piano by Roman Wyss, who has been touring as a duo with Endo Anaconda/Stiller Has for many years.

Rahel Giger also tells stories as a journalist. Born in Fribourg and raised in Graubünden, the singer-songwriter now lives in Lucerne and also works as a radio journalist in Zurich. For years, she worked as a music editor for the "World Music Special" program on Radio SRF 3 and is now known for her philosophy column "Giiget's?". At the same time, she published the book "Dahai. Blindlings. Herzwärts." published by Knapp-Verlag.

Moussa Cissokho from Dakar, Senegal, grew up in the Mandinka culture of a famous family of musicians and now lives in Vorarlberg. He is the grandson of the "King of the Kora", Soundioulou Cissokho, who made the 21-stringed bridge harp known in Europe and today continues the tradition of storytelling as a griot.

The book "DAHAI. Blindly. Heartfelt." Published by Knapp-Verlag. Also available in bookshops in Chur from November 2023.

The music touches your innermost being: whether with the Guggisberg song in a Senegalese guise, or with their own songs in mysterious poetry, played on instruments with a centuries-old tradition. The Canarian timple and the West African bridge harp kora. The songs about homesickness, departure, longing, loss, strokes of fate or about the love of wisdom and the connection with nature invite you to reconcile yourself with your own finiteness and to be absorbed in the fullness of the moment. Together they create a new kind of sound with its very own magic that makes hearts dance.

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20/12/2023   20:00 - 22:00 h


CHF 28.00 / 20.00



Werkstatt Kultur-Bar
Untere Gasse 9
7000 Chur


Kulturverein Werkstatt Chur
Untere Gasse 9
7000 Chur


  • Reading
  • African Music

Access for disabled people

  • Suitable for wheelchairs