Friday Program


15:00 - 16:00 FlyforLuv
16:00 - 18:00 Parade
18:00 - 19:00 Choro do Neckar
20:00 - 21:00 Roforofo Jazz


Friedrich Ebert Platz

Loving Sould, Funk and Disco FlyforLuv delivers an original live show in these styles. Armed with guitar, loop station and saxophone, FlyforLuv breaks down a soulful solo show to it’s absolutely funky essence.

International Parade


For the first time in history of Straßenmusiktage an intercultural parade is going to be part of the festival programme. We invite all associations and groups of Heidelberg and beyond to participate in the march and present their cultural heritage in a sprawling walk ceremony.

We are starting at Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, taking over Hauptstraße, heading to Markplatz and returning around 18:00 back to Friedrich-Ebert-Platz to continue the program.

Choro do Neckar

Friedrich Ebert Platz

Choro do Neckar is a collective of musicians from Heidelberg, Germany, that revives the great names of the Brazilian and universal musical genre of choro. Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and other “bambas” of Choro are transferred to classical instruments such as violin and cello, and the arrangements of Choro do Neckar show the bridges between Europe and Brazil at the origin of this genre. Through the canonical instruments of the choro, pandeiro, guitar and cavaquinho, combined with the flute, the European-influenced melodies get the familiar swing: syncopated, tropical and exuberant. On stage, Choro do Neckar brings the elegance and splendor of this music to the audience in a performance that is as intimate as it is rousing.

Roforofo Jazz

Friedrich Ebert Platz

After more than fifteen years of slashing Les Freres Smith’ afrobeat with his guitar strokes, Martin Smith stirred sediments and musi- cal silts in a swamp of hip hop radicality, funk groove, afro power, of jazz freedom, with a pronounced taste for adventurous blends.

Roforofo, or «muddy» in Yoruba, is muddy only because it agitates, not because it stagnates. Fixed in wax or developed on stage, its seven musicians know only one and only channel of expression: the stage, this moment of alchemy between them, this connection by groove. Just formed, the group was invited in October 2019 by the Fela Kuti family to participate in the Felabration, annual mass tribute to the inventor of afrobeat, in Lagos (Nigeria). With this founding tour at the roots of afrobeat, Roforofo Jazz recorded a first 5 tracks EP at the end of 2019 and released the music video to ‘Fire Eater’, shot in Lagos. The record released in early 2021 will be particularly favorite of Radio Nova who will play it for 3 months in a row. And at the beginning of 2023, Roforofo Jazz stands out again with the release of its second opus ‘Running The Way’, praised by the media (Le Monde, Télérama, FIP, RFI, France Musique,…). A solid album that once again demonstrates the ability of the band to produce a unique sound, inspired by the legends of the afrobeat, on which the MC ʻDaysʼ aka RacecaR finely drops his old-school hip-hop. The 2023 tour began with 2 live radio recordings: Live at FIP and RFI Musiques du Monde, as well as a release party at the festival Au Fil des Voix. The sequel is no less exciting since Roforofo will be on the road this summer, among others on the stages of the Festival des Cultures (77), in Festival Fiest’A Sète (34), at the Macadam Jazz Festival (24), then at the Tamanoir in Gennevilliers (92) and at the Silex in Auxerre (89), among other tour dates.