Radioprogramm in collaboration with Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio:
Radical Mutation − Radio Session #1
Listening at Pungwe (Memory Biwa & Robert Machiri) // Robbie Aitken Audio Lecture
Listening at Pungwe – the joint project of the Namibian historian Memory Biwa and the sound artist Robert Machiri – deals with German colonial history in their radiophonic lecture performance “Dzimudzangara: A Spectral Figuration of Archival Voices”. The story is about Kingigitile ‘Bokero’ Ngwale, who, obsessed with the spirit medium Hongo, recruits fighters against the German invaders. The artists overlay vinyl recordings from several decades with songs, poems and momentary gestures into the past, and invite listeners to collectively hear and feel that which is invisible.
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #2
Daniel Daude + guest (The String Archestra) // MINCO
Daniele Daude, the founder and director of the String Archestra, discusses the histories of Black composers and their roles in liberation movements. The String archestra is a chamber, string ensemble created in 2016 in Berlin, Germany to empower musicians of color in classical music and to recognize composers who have been overlooked in music history because of their ethnicity and gender.
MINCO is a Berlin born and raised artist. Her sound is a brilliant fusion of Berlin clubbing sensibilities, a family lineage rooted in West Africa and an enlightening trip to South Africa, where she fell in love with house music. Her music incorporates intense and driving melodic house and techno with an uncontested rhythmic funk. Currently MINCO is a part of the Berlin-based Rise Collective and a resident at the highly prestigious Watergate club.
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #3
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #4
Musa Okwonga, Ahmed Soura, Lamin Fofana
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #5
Manmeet Kaur + Mister Colfer
Born in Kashmir and raised in Punjab, Manmeet Kaur (India's pioneer femcee) creates and performs poetry on rhythms, voicing her hope-full social perception as a stoic explorer of sounds to materialize harmony, challenging the often ignored, self-destructive social aspirations hailing in today's hyper-competitive digital world of materialistic human mind. Her expertise of practise lies in performing live lyrical improvisations with bands, along with rapping travelogues on swingy hip hop beats.
Manmeet Kaur is currently hosted by Savvy Contemporary in Berlin for their first long- term residency, generously funded by Martin Roth Initiative.
Through her songs, Manmeet provokes a reminder of the stranded noble customs, seeking a simpler lifestyle in this modern age of rigorous industrialization. For this special gathering, “Bayer A Moment” accumulates her euro- centric learnings around industrial, pharma-cultural and communal toxicity that holds a foreseeable impact on the human race at this given time of a semi strategized global health pandemic. Now how do we see a stoic light beyond the tunnels we frame around the applicability of humanity? She aims to participate in the collective act.
Joining as the yang element will be 'Mister Colfer'. He is a multidisciplinary artist from Montpellier, France. They together form a dialogue on nutritional values behind consumption of ideas products and services in today's time. They welcome critique and exchange of knowledge between occupational different people hence inviting the audience without any prejudice.
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #6
Shanti Souki Osman
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #7
A Conversation between Grace Ndiritu (The Year of Black Healing) and Edna Bonhomme
(The Black Berlin Union)
“The Year of Black Healing” is an artistic response to President Macron’s declaration that 2020 is the year of Africa in the entire French territory. In order to counterbalance the co-opting of Black Culture by politicians to promote their own agendas, Grace Ndiritu has declared that 2020 is in fact The Year of Black Healing. A year long programme of exhibitions, performances and talks in collaboration with different institutions, focusing on Ndiritu’s work and its relation to decolonization, spiritual practice, black and indigenous culture, neoliberalism and racism #georgefloyd.
Edna Bonhomme is an art worker, historian, lecturer, writer and former biologist whose work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment and surveillance. A central question of her work is: what makes people sick? Her practices trouble the perception of modern plagues and ways to escape from them. She earned her PhD at Princeton University. Her dissertation “Plagued Bodies and Spaces: Medicine, Trade, and Death in Egypt and Tunisia, 1500-1804 CE”, explored the history of epidemics, trade and funeral rites in North Africa and the Middle East.
4.10. 17:00 & 22:00
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #8
Armeghan Taheri "What's Afghan Punk Anyway?" // Nguyễn + Transitory
A Conversation with Armeghan Taheri: What's Afghan Punk Anyway?
In late 2018, writer, editor and director Armeghan Taheri founded “What’s Afghan Punk Rock, Anyway?”; an annual magazine available in print and digital format, bringing together global stories from Afghan narrators. Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio sits down with Armeghan to discuss her ideas behind the project.
Radical Mutation - Radio Session #9
A Conversation with ZOE
ZOE works as a freelance artist, dancer, musician and choreographer with a focus on queer-feminist and inclusive work. She is a former member of the “House of Melody” which was originally founded as the first German House and was a leading force for Ballroom/Vogue culture within Germany. For the conversation she will be joined by guests discussing ballroom culture in Germany.