Oktober 2017


Reclaim the Beats Workshop

Samstag 14.10.2017 14:00 | Seminarraum 3

Eintritt: frei

Veranstalter/-in: Reveller Records


Reclaim the Beats 2017

The spirit of sound is ancient and precious. The plight of music genres are parallel to historic indigenous societies who’s glorious treasures were plundered by foreign conquerors. Colonization, supremacy and capitalism have continued to capture and use our cultures to it’s awe, entertainment and profit. Reclaim the Beats Festival 2017 performs a restoration for precious gems created by people of color and queers in music.

Reclaim the Beats is a festival with a focus on music genres created by black, POC and queer people that have been heavily gentrified in media over several years. These genres are House, Techno, Rock & HipHop. Spanning over 2 weeks with series of more than 5 events including concert, dance parties, workshops and panels. The 2nd edition in October 2017 will continue to pay tribute and to highlight modern artists in music genres that were started by people of color and queer talents.



Shanti Suki is a singer, curator and educator in Berlin. With Late Nights In Squat Bars she writes and sings postcolonial feminist electro-pop with Dafne Della Dafne, and curates festivals and group art shows. She is part of the London / Berlin based electronic synth pop duo Coyer Koya who released their debut EP Ease Tension in July 2016. In her monthly radio show Hidden Stories on Colaboradio, she tells stories about activism, histories, politics and art from various corners of this besieged world, weaving in songs and sounds as part of the narrative. Shanti Suki is currently working on the autobiographical performance series and accompanying research project Skewed, looking at self-fetishization and women* artists of colour. An initial version of Skewed was performed at Reflektor Festival 2016.