Februar 2019

 

Afrofuturism

Freitag 08.02.2019 13:00 | Café, S.1, S.2

Eintritt: frei - Spenden erbeten

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ AFROTAK TV cyberNomads

Kooperation

Black womanhood Reloaded Meet Up

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen des BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Programm:

  • 13.00h Kids Corner
  • 15.00h Market&Cuisine: S(h)e Art Collective
  • 18.00h Literatur&Musik: MFA Kera

 


MFA Kera

Of Creole extraction KERA was born in Madagascar and grew up in Senegal. After moving to Paris, she began her professional career singing the Blues and Gospel with Memphis Slim and working with such luminaries as Mickey Baker, John Lee Hooker and Milton Buckner.

 

She formed the Black Heritage Orchestra working with US Jazzman Mike Russell, telling the story of black music in music (from Ethnic-African music through Blues, Afro-beat, Salsa, Gospel, Reggae, Jazz, Funk and Rap). With the help of Berliner Senat KERA then wrote and produced the musical play "Odeylo" from the repertoire of the "Black Heritage": the Story of Mama Africa". Part of the soundtrack of this very successful musical was released on CD (feat. late Eddy Harris) which stayed one year long in the world music charts (between place 8 & 9 of 110 releases).

MFA Kera's involvement with the reforestation of her homeland Madagascar (e.g. cooperating with musician-activist Ricky Olombelo) and her years long work with well known artists and environmental activists like Ben Wagin from Germany ("Parliament of Trees", "Water Museum") have encouraged her to mount a project she called The Power of the Music and Arts to reconcile Mankind with Nature - a musical project for Trees. She met the international organization Trees for the Future in Washington DC and supports their actions.

 

 


  


Die WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN wird gefördert von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.