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World’s African dance contest holds in Berlin

Dancers from Europe and Africa will converge on the German capital city of Berlin from 11 to 14 May to participate at the first World Best Afro Dance Championship. The new contest, the brainchild of Cynthia Zombou, offers a platform for Afro dancers to showcase their talent, creativity and passion to an international audience. According to Zombou, the contest should …

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Cameroonian Achille Mbembe wins German book prize

Cameroonian political scientist and author Achille Mbembe has received the prestigious “Geschwister Scholl-Preis” 2015 for the German edition of his latest book ‘Critique de la raison nègre’. His book reflects the history of globalisation and deals with capitalism, colonialism and racism. One of the central conclusions is that capitalism does not only move goods around the world but also humans, …

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Win the KENAKO Award 2016 in Berlin!

You are active in a project with connection to Africa, either in Germany or in an African country? Would you like to present your work to a great audience? And at the same time have the chance to win a flight ticket to Africa? Then you are perfectly right at the Bridgebuilder’s Fair 2016!  The Bridgebuilder’s Fair takes place every …

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Tamikrest: Chatma

[Glitterbeat GB 007] With their third album, Tamikrest consolidate their “Tuareg rock” style. Band leader Ousmana Ag Mossa grew up listening to rap, metal and Western pop music and since their first album in 2008, he and his seven-strong guitar outfit deliver a rock’n’roll package that finds audiences even outside the world music scene that has adopted the older and …

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Black People in Germany

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Association of Black People in Germany (Initiative Schwarze Deutsche or ISD), the first and the most important group formed by the African Diaspora in this country for the improvement of their political and socio-economic status, Femi Awoniyi looks at Black people in today’s German society. Blacks in the German society have …

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