Shevek Iyapo / Apsilon

Concert & Lecture Performance

Part of “Re/assembling Antiracist Struggles”


The lecture performance “Shevek Iyapo” combines four different perspectives on life in Germany. Mati Shamoelof, a poet born in Haifa, Israel reflected in his latest work his family’s migration from Baghdad to Israel, as well as his experiences as an Arab Jew living in Berlin. Berena Yogarajah’s work is particularly concerned with identity, solidarity and utopias. Vincent Bababoutilabo and Vanessa Opoku combine compositions and improvisations reminiscent of the Sounds of the black Atlantic with breathtaking Visuals.
Together the four artists invite the audience into an audio-visual space full of dreams and visions of a just society in which we can all be different without fear. Their art is a collective attempt to overcome, for a small moment, the conditions that separate us.

Using trap-influenced sounds, Apsilon raps his way through the contradictions of his hometown of Berlin. With anger, power and intellect, he dissects the interactions between White majority society and capitalist mechanisms. Apsilon's lyrics don't need a manifesto but rely rather on storytelling that, partly due to his experiences as the son of Turkish parents and migrant workers, maneuvers through urban post-migrant scenarios and realities.


  • Past
    Fri 20.5.2022, 20:00 / HAU1


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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