Events/activities 2020

December 4, 2020: Syria cultural evening – lecture “Syria before the war” – Postponed due to the Corona situation.

Photo: Daniela Lieberwirth

When we think of Syria today, violence, terror and armed conflict have unfortunately dominated the image we have of the country for years. But Syria is an ancient cultural country and at the same time a country in which members of different faiths have lived peacefully together for centuries.

Daniela Lieberwirth wants to take you to the lively capital Damascus with its jasmine-covered streets, the trading metropolis of Aleppo with the impressive citadel and the extensive covered bazaar streets. To the Christian Maalula, where Aramaic was spoken until the war, to the famous ruins of Palmyra, to the water wheels of Hama, just to name the most important places. And again and again it is above all the encounters with the people that made trips to Syria so impressive.

Free entry.

Due to the Corona rules, places must be firmly assigned in advance. Please register by November 28th at the latest at

This event is funded by the Neubau district:

The event is carried out in cooperation with the “Food for Thought” association, which invites you to get to know the tasty, healthy and varied Syrian cuisine after the lecture. All details about dinner and registration online via the website or the Facebook page
Unfortunately, the dinner has to be canceled due to the current Corona rules.

November 12, 2020: Multimedia live lecture “Afghanistan – An encounter with the people of the country” with Wolfgang Melchior – Postponed to March 20, 2021 due to the second Corona lockdown.

Photo: Wolfgang Melchior

Wolfgang Melchior wants to open up a different perspective on Afghanistan. It is about the people of Afghanistan.. They are people from different regions, in town and country, in different life situations and professions.

The live lecture shows the people of Afghanistan in their everyday life: subjective – simple – without make-up.

The lecturer Wolfgang Melchior studied German, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and sports science. Traveled the North and South Poles, crossed Greenland, climbed the Kilimanjaro. He has had close ties to Afghanistan and its people for a long time. He traveled to the country for the first time in 1978.

Entry 15 €

Due to the Corona rules, places must be firmly assigned in advance. Please register by 6 November at the latest at

Funded by the City of Vienna.

This event is funded by the Favoriten Culture Commission and is open to the public for all interested residents

Entry 15 €

Thu. November 12, 6:45 p.m., Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna, Sonnwendgasse 15, 1100 Vienna

October, 13, 2020 Lecture “Southeast Anatolia – Ethnic Diversity in Turkey’s oldest cultural area”

Cancelled due to Corona situation!

Photo: Daniela Lieberwirth

Lecture by Daniela Lieberwirth – Chairwoman of KultEurasia at an event of the Armoni Musik Kultur Bildungs ​​Verein

Free admission. Sold out!

Due to the Corona rules, there are only very limited places. Please register at

This event is funded by:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, doors open at 6:30 p.m., start at 7:00 p.m. Armoni Musik Kultur Education Association, Denisgasse 26, 1200 Vienna

July 8, 2020 Lecture “Xinjiang – Land of the Uyghurs”

Lecture by Daniela Lieberwirth

Monday April 12, 2021, 8 p.m. EAF e.V., Munich, Bräustüberl of the research brewery, Unterhachinger Straße 78, 81737 Munich

June 25, 2020: “A musical journey in the Kazakh steppe with Raushan Orazbaeva”

Canceled due to the Corona crisis!

With Raushan Orazbaeva from Nur-Sultan / Kazakhstan, you go on a journey into the endless steppes of Central Asia. Orazbaeva plays the Kyl Kobyz, a two-stringed string instrument covered with horsehair that occupies a very special position in Kazakh folk music. It is said that the mystical sounds of the Kyl Kobyz can defeat illness and even death. Raushan Orazbaeva, who comes from a family of musicians and has both Sufi and shamanic roots, is an outstanding artist on this instrument, which has roots in the 9th century.

Entry 15 euros. Reduction for schoolchildren and students (7 euros) and on request.

Thu, June 25, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. St. Johannes-Nepomuk-Kapelle, Währinger Gürtel near U-Bahnbogen 115

April 15, 2020 : Conzert with ALASH Ensemble

Canceled due to the corona crisis!

We are very pleased that the internationally well known ALASH Ensemble from Tuva, after great successes in 2018 and 2019, will again be in Vienna with their new program in 2020. Experience larynx and overtone singing from the Republic of Tuva at the highest level.

Entry 20 Euro.

Discounts for students (10 euros) and on request.

This event is subsidized by the Alsergrund district council.

Wed, April 15, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. St. Johannes-Nepomuk-Kapelle, Währinger Gürtel bei U-Bahnbogen 115, 1090 Vienna

April 14, 2020 Workshop with the ALASH Ensemble

Canceled due to the corona crisis!

The famous throat and overtone singers from Tuwa give an overview of the basic styles of Tuvin throat singing and the culture and traditions of the Tuva in a small, family setting. Experience music samples and practical exercises to join in.

Workshop fee 50 Euro, discount on request. We kindly ask you to register at

Tue April 14 from 6:00 p.m. Kunstverein Klangwerk, Laudongasse 28, 1080 Vienna

April 1, 2020 – 18:30 Mugham from Aserbaidschan in Culturehouse Sargfabrik in Vienna

Sahib Pashazade – Tar, Kamran Karimov – Naghara

Canceled due to the corona crisis!

Sahib Pashazade and Kamran Karimov from Azerbaijan are well-known Mugham musicians who have enjoyed worldwide success both as soloists and in collaboration with famous singers and orchestras. The tar virtuoso Sahib Pashazade was the first instrumentalist to win the Grand Prix in 2017 in the history of the famous Sharq Taronalari Festival in Samarkand / Uzbekistan. Kamran Karimov is also a successful Naghara player. Both musicians are performing as a duo in Vienna for the first time.

This event is subsidized by the Penzing district council.

Wed April 1, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. Kulturhaus Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna

March 28, 2020 “Nouruz Festival”

We invite you to a transnational Nouruz festival with a lecture, music and dance.

Canceled due to the corona crisis!

We welcome you with a photo and video lecture about Nouruz festivals and traditions in different countries. Then we continue with music from our great local Kyrgyz and Kazakh musician friends. We are also very pleased that we can present you an Afghan music contribution. Between the music contributions you can listen to Uyghur fairy tales. Another highlight is a Uyghur dance performance.

After the program we invite you to taste traditional food from different countries and dance. There is also an opportunity to learn about the region’s rich handicrafts.

Entry 16 Euro.

This event is subsidized by the district council Alsergrund.

Sat. March 28, 2020 from 6 p.m. Harmonia Vienna, Alser Strasse 28, 1090 Vienna

March, 6, 2020 “Turkmenistan Culture Evening”

Lecture “Country, people, culture and traditions” followed by a cozy get-together and Turkman food.

Photo: Daniela Lieberwirth

Musicians from our partner association Armoni will musically tune you into the lecture. Afterwards, Nagima Erniyazova and Daniela Lieberwirth take you on a journey to an exciting, contrasting country. See the modern capital Ashgabat as well as a village in the Kopet Dag Mountains, in which ancient traditions are still lived and much more. After the talk, Nagima Erniyazova invites you to enjoy the tasty cuisine of her home country. Klaus Ebenhöchwimmer from “Klaus and the World Travel Agency” provides expressive photos from different regions of Turkmenistan.

Entry 10 Euro. We kindly ask you to reserve in advance at so that we can arrange the food.

This event is subsidized by the Brigittenau district council.

Fri March 6, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. Armoni Music Culture Education Association, Denisgasse 26, 1200 Vienna

We thank you very much for the great interest in our Turkmen culture evening and look forward to it. Due to capacity reasons we can unfortunately no longer accept any further reservations. Entry 10 Euro.

January 18, 2020 “Central Asia – Countries and People”

A lecture by travel book author Dagmar Schreiber.

Musicians from the region living in Vienna will get you in the right mood for the lecture, which is accompanied by a small exhibition. Dagmar Schreiber, who is deeply connected to the region, has published individual travel guides about Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in Trescher Verlag, and most recently a complete travel guide for all five Central Asian countries in 2019.

Entry 8 Euro.

Sat, January 18, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. Cultural Centre Spittelberg Amerlinghaus, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Vienna.