February 2017


Meet the Ovaherero and Nama in Berlin

Friday 24.02.2017 7:00 PM | Seminar Room 1

Admission: more info soon

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Berlin Postkolonial

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Black History Month

It cannot be about us without us! Meet the Ovaherero and Nama in Berlin!

On the 5th of January 2017, the Herero and Nama victims’ associations in New York submitted a lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany. Those affected by the first genocide of the 20th century complain in it that Germany excluded them from the German-Namibian government negotiations concerning the genocide of 1904-08 and in general refuse to negotiate about reparations.


From the 22nd to the 25th of February 2017, there will be a series of high-ranking Ovaherero and Nama activists present as guests of the NGO coalition No Amnesty on Genocide! at the 11th Memorial March for the African Victims of Colonialism in Berlin, and they will also report on their concerns and the current state of affairs.


Among the guests are Nama parliamentary member Ida Hoffmann, the director of the Ovaherero/Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation (OGF) Esther Muinjangue, as well as probably the Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro, Nama Chief Kooper and the just dismissed government-critical Deputy Land Reform Minister, Clinton Swartbooi.


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Black Music Renaissance 3 goes BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every year in February, Black History Month is celebrated in numerous countries, with events focussed on Black culture and history. The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN is also taking part, with various events that make Black culture, history and current topics visible. In February 2017, we are organizing the four-part BLACK MUSIC RENAISSANCE, in cooperation with the award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar, for the third time. Starting on the 3rd of February 2017, we will be presenting classical and unique musical styles from the African diaspora in the Americas and Eurasia: hiphop, blues, work songs, jazz, reggae, soul, rock, Romanian tango, African Latino dance and Detroit literature.

FRIDAY February 03: Jaimeo Brown: HipHop, Blues, Work Songs and Jazz

FRIDAY February 10: Machete Horns
FRIDAY February 17: Kalavan Quartett
FRIDAY February 24: Shebeen: visiting the roots. A musical storytelling evening


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.