Opening Exhibition

At this year‘s exhibition we will present the comprehensive musical work of the Power Trio Warren Cuccurullo / Patrick O’Hearn / Terry Bozzio. Do you remember Duran Duran or The Missing Persons? … Are included. As well as Warren's collaboration with Arthur Barrow and Tommy Mars in a Free Jazz formation. Terry's discs in cooperation with Herbie Hancock, The Knack, Jeff Beck and Tony Levin (just to name a few) will also be on display here. Patrick’s work with Ravi Shankar, John Hiatt or Richard Marx shows you that he did not only appear on Zappa discs or solo releases.

A real highlight will be Bill Gubbins’ photographs: He shot images of Frank Zappa during the Hot Rats recordings and compiled them for a book. The photos are so far unpublished and we are already very excited.

Artist Olaf Roesler exhibits some of his large format pictures under the motto "Great Googly Moogly in Oil".

Since we are celebrating a small anniversary with the tenth exhibition, we are also holding a review of the sad, the bizarre, the funny, the amazing...

The special events have firmly established themselves on the smallest Zappanale stage. Thursday’s fun from the Warm Up party will get a sequel on Friday with Gabba Zappa Hey! Friends, it's getting loud, fast and "really zappaesque". Afterwards, Fried Dähn will calm us down again with his cello.

On Saturday, you will have a chance to ask Pauline Butcher questions and listen to her stories. Pauline was Zappa's secretary from 1968 to 1972 and founded the fan club "United Mutations". Anecdote on the sidelines: Zappa hired her because of her utter ignorance of contemporary music. When he found out she was asking Eric Clapton what kind of instrument he was playing, she got the job. Afterwards it will continue musically ... let us surprise you!

On Sunday, after their performance with Fried Dähn & Skin of Clazz, Jogi Nestel and Klaus Küting will perform excerpts from their duo concert program with small equipment: Marimba with a small drum set and tenor steel pan. Of course, a little Zappa will be included in the program too. Then you will get the chance to listen to one of the well-founded lectures by Frank Wonneberg. He closes our special event program as every year.

We are looking forward to seeing you at these eventful days at Markt 3, in the center of Bad Doberan. The doors of the exhibition will open on Wednesday at 2PM for three hours. Thursday to Sunday, the exhibition is open from 10AM to 2PM, admission is free.



50 years of Freaking Out!

It's been more than an outcry when 50 years ago Frank Zappa slapped out his Freak Out! vinyls to the Americans, who at this time were prudish and already disgusted by the flower children.

Bob Levinson explained in his review in 1966 in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner: "A new "singing group", the Mothers of Invention, have recently released their first album, entitled "Friek Out." They needn't have bothered. With voices that should put an alley cat on a fence at midnight to shame, these "mothers" have wasted two records and an album cover of indescribably poor taste recording 80 minutes of pure trash."

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„Zappa Town“ Bad Doberan

In addidtion to the exhibition „Penis Dimension“ Am Markt 3 there will be two more photo exhibitions in Bad Doberan. The photographers Reinhold Köstler and Raimond Ray Strauß are going to display their works around Zappanale in the Official Building of the administrative district Rostock and in the Red Pavillon (Roter Pavillon). There is free entrance to both exhibitions.


EXHIBITION „Zappanale“

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„The exhibition is showing a selection of photos which I took during Zappanale 2013/14. Zappa's musical ghost is floating above the racecourt of Bad Doberan and is uniting extraordinay musicians with enthusiastic fans in a fantastic atmosphere which is most exciting for every photographer.

At this point a praise for hosts, organizers and volunteers but also for dedicated musicians and relaxed fans which make taking photos a real pleasure.“
Reinhold Köstler

Vernissage: June 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Location: Außenstelle Bad Doberan des Landkreises Rostock
August-Bebel-Str. 3, 18209 Bad Doberan

Period of exhibition: June 30 - September 1, 2015
Opening hours of Official Building:
Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Exhibition „Ray Art meets Zappanale“

rstrauss 1With this exhibition Kunstverein „Roter Pavillon“ is showing a homage to the artists who are coming to Bad Doberan. It is a thanks to Zappanale itself and its guests who are enriching this town culturally and of course to the maker of this festival.

Photographer Raimond Ray Strauß is operating for several years at the festival. He has captured stage performances and backstage atmosphere, and some years ago he acted out himself with a bodypainting show. Some of his pictures are an image of the seen, but often they are overreaching artistically with effects of zooming and turning. But first of all his pictures are catching the magnificient atmosphere on and before the stage.

Vernissage: Thursday July 16, 2015, 3 p.m.

Location: Galerie und Kunstverein Roter Pavillon e.V.
Am Kamp, 18209 Bad Doberan

period of exhibition: July 16 - 30, 2015

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Zappanale #30

19. - 21.07.2019
The Torture stops in 31 days!
19. - 21. Juli 2019
The Torture stops in 31 days!