Christine Kakaire (she/her) is an Australian-born culture journalist based in Berlin, Germany.
Christine has worked in music and culture her entire adult life. It has taken her from independent music PR in Sydney and Melbourne, to vinyl record stores and music download platforms in London, to content curation, journalism and higher education in Berlin.
Christine’s writing bylines have appeared across print, online and street press, including work published by Ableton, Boiler Room, Crack, Groove, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor and The Face, and she currently writes a bi-monthly column for Berlin nightclub Berghain.
As a seasoned host, presenter and moderator, Christine has engaged in conversation on film, in podcasts and at live events, in collaboration with Audio Technica, AVA Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Insomnia Festival, Le Guess Who? Festival, Patreon, Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Radio, Sónar, Sonos and Soundcloud.
Christine is a member of the editorial team at CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music in Berlin, and she is a lecturer in cultural theory and popular music at BIMM Institute, Berlin. Christine also leads the Black Creative Database, an initiative of the community platform Black Artist Database.
In 2019 Christine sat on the Creative Board of Berlin Night Embassy, and in 2021 was named an Honoree of SheSaid.So’s Alternative Power List. In 2022 Christine was one of five members of the Board of Trustees for Tag Der Clubkultur, an initiative of Clubcommission Berlin, Senate Department for Culture & Europe and the Musicboard.
Black Creative Database