#22: Rap for Refugees

#22: Rap for Refugees

by The Healer Hip Hop | Podcast

Heute ist Rap for Refugees Gründer Ata Anat zu Gast beim The Healer Hip Hop Podcast:

Im Dezember 2017 gestartet mit der Idee jährlich Festivals zu veranstalten, ist Rap for Refugees innnerhalb von nur einem Jahr zu einer festen Größe zur Förderung des interkulturellen Austauschs und der Diversität geworden in Deutschland. Als Werkzeuge dienen die Subkulturen des Hip Hop mit Rap, Beatbox, Hip Hop Tanz, Graffiti und DJing!

Über 50 Auftritte mit Workshops oder dem Kollektiv Rapfugees hat Gründer Ata Anat 2018 für Rap for Refugees bereits veranstaltet. Mittlerweile bietet der Verein an vielen Schulen Rap Ags oder Projektwochen in Beatboxen und Rap an. 

Das Projekt wurde auch innerhalb kurzer Zeit weit über die deutsche Ländergrenze hinaus bekannt. Im Juli 2018 veröffentlichte die UN-Flüchtlingshilfe folgenden Beitrag über Rap for Refugees:

Von Anfang an ist das Trio BSMG – Megaloh, Musa BlnNgrtd (von Episode 4) und Ghanaian Stallion treuer Unterstützer von Rap für Refugees und auf den meisten großen Veranstaltungen zu finden. Weitere Künstler sind Chima Ede, Disarstar, Sookee und Lia Sahin uvm.

Jeder Mensch ist ein Geflüchteter. Auch wir selber können Geflüchtete sein.

Ata Anat

Gründer Rap for Refugees

Ich habe mit Ata darüber gesprochen, wie er auf die Idee für Rap for Refugees kam, was seither alles passiert ist und was er für Pläne für die Zukunft hat.

Er hofft nun in naher Zukunft passende Sponsoren und Förderer zu finden, um auch weiterhin seine Arbeit fortsetzen zu können. Als gemeinnützige e. V. ist Rap for Refugees weiterhin auf eure Spenden und Stützen angewiesen. Infos dazu findest du hier.

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Jamuary 2019

Welcome to 2019

This is it, this is a new day, a new chance at life and a new year full of music!

If 2018 has taught me anything than it’s that Maya Angelou is right: 

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Maya Angelou

Poet, Singer, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist

After struggling with my health for the best part of 8 years, my father has donated me his kidney in August 2018. As much as I’m grateful for this gift, I’ve always tried to be grateful for every day I had been given, no matter how hard it was. I made it my mission to show my gratitude by filling every day with as much joy as I can.

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So, here it is: my gift to you and me:

The Jamuary Playlist 2019

Jamuary is a month of growth for musicians of all kinds. These don’t only include those people who already make music, but also those who have an inner musician that is just waiting to come out! I’ve made the commitment in my interview with Anna-Liisa to finally publish my music I made about ten years ago.

Art heals

I want to encourage you to also take Jamuary as a month of growth, and take one little step to explore your inner musician or artist! Art heals and so does music. But actually creating music or art heals you even more, so let’s commit to that! I would love for you to share your songs and art with me!

Seek balance and energy

As usual, I want to point out two songs from playlist. One is the new single of Zambian-born, Botswana-raised and currently Melbourne-based female rapper SAMPA THE GREAT. It’s a very powerful ode to feminine energy in balance with the masculine, which I also talked about with Anna Liisa.

“This year taught me a lot about the balancing of self. We need to constantly replenish both the masculine and feminine aspects of our energy. This song and visual symbolises finding this balance, thanking those who have supported this journey so far and bridging the gap between BBEE9 and the new music to come in 2019.

Sampa the Great

Producer | Rapper | Artist

The other song I’d like to point out is “Die Uhr läuft” (The clock is ticking) by German Soul-Singer Adi Amati

Like energy, it’s an empowering song that encourages you to the energy that you’ve been gifted and to make use of it while you can.  

Amen to that! New Year’s Resolutions aside (which I’m not a fan of anyway, may we all make good use of our energy in this New Year we’ve been given and let’s see what will come out of it. Until next month,

xxx, Ana

 

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#04: Musa BlnNgrtd

#04: Musa BlnNgrtd

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Sierra Leone, ich bin einer dieser Region

In der heutigen Episode von The Healer Hip Hop Podcast unterhalte ich mich mit dem Berliner Rapper MUSA über seine deutschen und afrikanischen Wurzeln. Ich habe MUSA als erstes in Megaloh’s Song Oyoyo gehört. Dort singt er unter anderem folgende Lyrics:

Sierra Leone, ich bin einer dieser Region
Aber ich bin als Berliner geboren, preußischer Deutscher und Mende-Mandingo
Fühl mein Sound, sie fühlen mein Sound
Ich remix Schwarz-Rot-Gold, ich feature das Grün-Weiß-Blau
Mein Traum ist dort
Ich finde meine Wurzeln und ich Stammbaum mich fort”

In dem Interview reden wir darüber, welch verzerrte Wahrnehmung wir hier von dem roten Kontinent haben und seine Erfahrungen, die er aus der Zeit in seiner zweiten Heimat Sierra Leone mitgenommen hat. Außerdem reden wir über seine anstehenden musikalischen Projekte, die er zusammen mit seinen guten Freunden Megaloh und Ghanaian Stallion voraussichtlich noch in diesem Jahr veröffentlichen wird. Ihr findet MUSA auf Facebook und Instagram und natürlich auf Megalohs Album Regenmacher.

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