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A collage of autograph cards from protagonists of German black pop culture, including (among others) Arabella Kiesbauer, Shary Reeves and Roberto Blanco.
© Justus Gelberg
A collage of autograph cards from protagonists of German black pop culture, including (among others) Arabella Kiesbauer, Shary Reeves and Roberto Blanco.
© Justus Gelberg
International Summer Festival 2022
Visual Arts / City

German Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music

Ausstellung

Hamburg’s new hall of fame for Black German Pop Culture, curated by the cool kids of the local cultural scene.

Tickets:

8 Euro (50% conc. with Festivalkarte)

Info:

The DMSUBM is located in the old Karstadt-Sports building at Mönckebergstraße 2-4.
Open until 9pm (or the start of the live program).

Dates

For three weeks, Kampnagel International Summer Festival celebrates the opening of the German Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music. Founded by Joana Tischkau, Anta Helena Recke, Elisabeth Hampe and Frieder Blume it is the leading museum for Black German culture and pop history, with an extensive collection of records, magazines, autographs and memorabilia. Curated by Hamburg director Mable Preach and members of the Formation**Now collective, the museum sheds light on Black artists such as Tic Tac Toe, Roberto Blanco and Nadja Abd el Farrag, and the conditions of their careers in a white-dominated entertainment industry. With a focus on Hamburg based artists, a supporting program of concerts, lectures, guided tours, panels and performances forms a dialogue with stars from the past and today, creating a lively space of critical exchange and memory for Black artistic work

Thu-11.08 / 16:00: Admission, 19:00 Opening Speech

From 7pm Priscilla Owosekun-Wilms, Chairwoman of the Hamburg-Nord District Assembly will hold the opening speech of the German Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music. Afterwards, Nebou N'Diaye will talk to pioneers of Hamburg hip hop and reggae, Miss Leema, DJ Vito and Jamaica Papa Curvin, about their careers and anecdotes from the history of the genres. Afterwards DJ Vito will play some tunes. Guided tours are possible between admission and the live program, depending on capacity.

Sat-13.08. / 19:00: Lonely, lonely, lonely

At the end of the 90s, Nana Darkman shaped the sound of the German rap & RnB scene with his hit songs "Darkman" and "Lonely" and stayed at the top of the charts for several weeks. He released two studio albums through the label Booya Records in 1997 and 1998 and in the following years through his own label Darkman Records. In this interview, the rapper and DJ looks back on his music career.

Sun-21.09. / 19:00: Black**February

The history of Black History Month began in the USA in the early 20th century . In Hamburg, this practice of remembering and celebrating Black history every year throughout a whole month was first taken up in the mid-90s. Sista Oloruntoyin, Joanne Bell and Nigel Asher talk about the origins and development of a series of events that has become an integral part of Hamburg's art and cultural scene.

Sat-27.08. / 19:00: VOICES**Memories

From Billy Mo to Fasia Jansen to TicTacToe, Black people have been influencing the German music industry for over a hundred years, from Schlager to Rap Music. FORMATION NOW** Allstars interpret songs by Hamburg pioneers and remind us of the complexity of black musical understanding with their own creations.


Concept: Joana Tischkau, Anta Helena Recke, Elisabeth Hampe, Frieder Blume Curation: Mable Preach Co-Curation: Naomi Odhiambo, Sidney Frenz, Tamika Odhiambo, Nebou N’diaye Curatorial Assistance: Betty Paha Corporate Design: Justus Gelberg Exhibition Design: und.studio (Jonas Maria Droste / Simon Stanislawski) PR: Kenneth Soussoukpo, Sonja Collison Production Management: Rike Märten, Isabelle Wapnitz

PRODUCTION Tischkau & Hampe; artistic collaboration: Blume und Recke. COPRODUCTION Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
FUNDED by Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin.

HAMBURG VERSION SUPPORTED BY Behörde für Kultur und Medien der Hansestadt Hamburg, the program "Frei_Fläche: Raum für kreative Zwischennutzung" of Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, funded by der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, sowie den Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.