February 2017


Literature & Histories from Black Perspectives

Tuesday 28.02.2017 7:00 PM | Club

Admission: €0 - €12 (based on your own evaluation)

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Verlag Zaglossus e.U.

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Black History Month

Book launch: Literature & Histories from Black Perspectives


Claudia Unterweger: "Talking Back: Strategien Schwarzer österreichischer Geschichtsschreibung" (Talking Back: Strategies of Black Austrian Historiography).
Claudia Unterweger analyses how colonial representations of Black people have impacted on their real lives up to the present. In order to make the historical and contemporary experiences of Black people visible, in 2005/2006 the project Black Austrian Histories was initiated – a research group comprising of activists with African origins who live in, or are otherwise strongly connected to, Austria.
Claudia Unterweger, also a participant in the research group, analyses the strategies that the group has used in its writing of history to retrieve their own buried past and empower Black people today.

SchwarzRund: "Biskaya"
“Biskaya” is an Afropolitan novel about the life of Black people in Berlin. 30-year-old Tue has grown up with three parents and today earns her money as a singer in a German-language indie band. Yet she is having difficulties with the other band members and is also becoming more detached from her housemates; she only finds peace of mind with her best friend Matthew. He is the family that has been missing from her life for many years.
In her new book, SchwarzRund conveys a feeling of how it is to be Black in a land full of white people, without being able to connect being Black with an African region.
The author poignantly describes Tue’s everyday life, between diasporic reality, psychiatry and queer chosen family.

After a short break there will be a panel discussion on the topic:

"Vienna - Berlin, Angelo-Soliman-Weg / May-Ayim-Ufer - Continualities and parallels of Black resistance struggles and white defence mechanisms"


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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


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