Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Video: "Yes I am" - Afro-German musicians fighting racism
A movie about black German musicians: they live in two different worlds. After a black man is beaten to death by a right-wing extremist teenager, they come together and found the musical group "Brothers Keepers". The musician fights with her voice..
Synopsis: At the centre of this film are musicians Ade Bantu, D-Flame and Mamadee. When Ade was 15 years old his father was murdered in Nigeria. Following that he moved to Cologne with his German mother and siblings. When D-Flame's problems with his mother escalated he was sent into a home and turned criminal. When Mamadee was ten years old, the German Democratic Republic collapsed dashing her dreams of wearing the red neckerchief worn by the Thälmann Pioneers.
All three have a black father and a white mother, but they all had to grow up without their fathers. They are all German and yet, because of their skin colour, are seen as being different. They met for the first time after the Mozambican Alberto Adriano was pummelled to death by three youths in a park in Dessau. Together with other black German musicians like Xavier Naidoo they founded the project "Brothers Keepers (swiftly augmented by "Sisters Keepers") with the aim of performing together in schools in East Germany and elsewhere to mobilise people to act against racism in everyday life.
It's a must-see documentary of 2007 and you see can the entire film at http://www.cultureunplugged.com
Check the official website at http://www.brotherskeepers.org
The anti-racism video of Brothers Keepers - Adriano (2001)
The clip "Liebe Und Verstand" is an anti-racism video (2001) of the Afro-German group Sisters Keepers, the female version of the German anti-racism movement Brothers Keepers.
Since the film is of 2007, a few recent videos of the featured artists.
Bantu feat. Nneka "I'm Waiting"
Mamadee LIVE one BYLINX TV Jah Linx one-love