Nazar feat. Yasmo & SK Invitational

Karlsplatz, 2014

Now that’s a one-of-a-kind performance! Austria’s biggest rapper Nazar, feminist spoken word artist Yasmo, and the 10-piece HipHop Big Band SK Invitational take over the stage on the opening day of 2014’s Popfest and blow away 10.000 people with a massive set. For the performance of Nazar’s “An Manchen Tagen” Yasmo joins in and with a brand-new verse written just for this occasion, adding a female perspective to the song. The two artists on stage could hardly have more different approaches towards HipHop, but they share the courage to speak up for their convictions and don’t shy away from confrontation. The crowd cheers enthusiastically, and, who knows, maybe the collaboration will be continued at some point…

Eni Brandner
Simon Brugner
Stefan Horninger
Alexander Korec
Michael Luger
Sound Recording & Mix
Sasha Saedi
Post production
Michael Luger
Thanks to
Popfest Wien
Universal Music
Wolfgang Schlögl
Nazar feat. Yasmo & SK Invitational


Karlsplatz is an important traffic junction and close to various places of interest. It is located at the bustling transition between the inner city and the fourth district. In the late 19th century the square was erected on the former riverbed of Wienfluss, which was regulated and canopied. Karlsplatz lies at the foot of the massive and splendid Karlskirche, that was commissioned more than a century earlier by Emperor Karl IV after the cessation of a pest epidemic. Vienna’s largest baroque church was built by architect J.B. Fischer von Erlach between 1716 and 1737. Its green, 236 feet or 72 meters high copper dome outshines Karlsplatz and its surrounding buildings. Art-Nouveau-style Otto Wagner Pavillon with Club U, historic Wien Museum, project space, Künstlerhaus, brut and the Technical University are situated on or in the vicinity of the square. Yet the area is not just about culture and entertainment. In and around the busy underground pedestrian passage homeless people and drug addicts gather. The square and its environment have experienced various transfigurations and even though the underground passage shall be redesigned in the near future, there is still a social problem to be solved. A successful measure for cultural stimulation of the square came from the project group At the fountain in front of Karlskirche and in adjoining Resselpark (park named after the inventor of the ship propeller – Joseph Ressel) stages were erected for musical performances in summer. In winter the square is converted into a big Christmas market. On bales of straw we staged SoKo.