Yasmo & die Klangkantine

Funkhaus, 2015

Yasmin Hafedh a.k.a. Yasmo is a busy figure in the Austrian poetry-slam and rap scene and it’s not the first time that we’ve caught her on camera. Last year she played an exclusive performance with Nazar at Popfest. This year she returns to the festival with her incredible big band as Yasmo & die Klangkantine. At the FM4 Popfest Sessions the combo presents “Fuck The Academy” (feat. Miss Lead, Yasmo’s English rapping alter ego), followed by their new upbeat single “Eigentlich kein HipHop”.

Sarah Brugner
Claus Diwisch
Christopher Herndler
Michael Luger
Flo Wörgötter
Rudi Ortner
Post production
Michael Luger
Yasmo & die Klangkantine


Many bands and music artists that stop by Vienna call at the rectangular, greyish Funkhaus in Argentinierstraße. They follow an invitation from Radio FM4 to do an interview or play a session in one of the beautiful recording studios. FM4 is a national radio station and has become indispensable for listeners of alternative pop music in Austria and parts of Germany (the close-by Bavaria). It broadcasts – besides the music – a rather high level of spoken word content (some of it produced in English) and frequently organizes concerts. Apart from FM4 the listed building, constructed in the 1930s, houses another well-known radio station operated by the public broadcaster ORF – Ö1. Ö1 is a cultural radio network that focuses on classical music, jazz, documentaries, radio plays, discussions et al. Further mentionable and integrated in the 1930s Funkhaus is the RadioKulturhaus, that stages concerts, literature readings, round table discussion and other cultural events. Talked so much about culture, hence, it is not surprising that the adherent café is named KulturCafé.