Browsing: Identity

“And Ek-Ghes…” – with this little promise begins a love song, which in turn is a part of a documentary film. “One day…”, the translation of the title line from Romanian into German, tells the story of the Velcu family from Faţa Luncii, Romania, in a good hour and a half.


The radio feature from the series “Zündfunk Generator” deals with new and old strategies of (extreme) right-wing groups (“Alt-Right”) in the USA – in the context of popular culture, pop music and (political) provocation.

The digital archive aims to make visible the arts and cultures of the Sinti and Roma in Europe – and thereby illustrate their “contribution to European cultural history”.

Drew Hayden Taylor’s play satirically explores the racialization and violent appropriation of an indigenous community in Canada by two white Germans.

Heinrich attended an event at the Volksbühne in November 1997, to which the English publicist Kodwo Eshun was also invited. Eshun was probably talking primarily about the African-American underwater worlds of the enigmatic duo Drexciya from Detroit.

In 1979, the publicist Henryk M. Broder, together with Michel R. Lang, publishes a book: “Fremd im eigenen Land. Jews in the Federal Republic.” Some thirteen years later, three young musicians from Heidelberg are unable to find a label for their songs, so without further ado they self-publish their single in 1992.

In this video, cabaret artist Idil Nuna Baydar talks about everyday racism and attacks the simple-minded defense mechanisms of parts of the German majority society in the form of her artificial character Jilet Ayşe.

“We collect writings, sound and images for today and tomorrow, against the denial, slander and Gadjé appropriation of Rromani history.” This sentence, quoted from the self-conception of RomaniPhen, sums up the political claim of the feminist, self-organized Rromani project.

Founded in 2002 by Ntone Edjabe, the Cape Town, South Africa-based platform of writing, art and politics has many formats.