Cuba – A Quest

Together with the composer and arranger Jenny Peña Campo and her quintet Caribe Nostrum, the actress Johanna Wokalek has approached Cuba’s varied culture with her show Cuba – A Quest. The five members of Caribe Nostrum perform contemporary Cuban music and arrangements of traditional Cuban songs, while Johanna Wokalek explores the history and culture of the Caribbean nation with the help of topical texts and poems in a way that avoids all clichés and ideologies. Music, recitation, acting and film – Johanna Wokalek in dialogue with five Cuban musicians: all of this led to provide a thoughtful evening of sensual entertainment fuelled by a Caribbean love of life that seduced the audience in various concerts in summer 2017. In the 2019/2020 season, the artists will be back on stage with new ideas on their quest in Hamburg and Freiburg..

“Beyond all the twaddle about folk music, Johanna Wokalek and her Cuban friends provide an evening of unexpected encounters and powerful empathy for the many unheeded inhabitants of a remote island state.” Offenbach-Post, 10 August 2017

Upcoming concerts

10. May 2020 | 20:00 | Freiburg, Paulussaal
12. May 2020 | 19:30 | Hamburg, St. Pauli Theater


Johanna Wokalek dramaturgy and recitation

Caribe Nostrum:
Jenny Peña Campo violin and compositions
Manuel Alejandro de la Cruz Aguilera violin
Osvaldo Enriquez Castro viola
Denise Hernandez Raveiro cello
Aristides Ariel Porto Garcia clarinet