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tradition
genre (subgenre):
Music (griot, iggawin, traditional Mauretenian music)
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House of World Cultures

Dimi Mint Abba is the best known representative of the griot tradition in Mauretania. Griots are basically folk singers but also more. Dimi Mint Abba is a preserver of traditions, a commentator on contemporary events, a poet and singer in one person. Typical of her homeland, her music is a cross...

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deutsch
Crossroads:
Tradition
Genre (Subgenres):
Musik (Griot, Iggawin, traditionelle mauretanische Musik)

Dimi Mint Abba ist die bekannteste Vertreterin der Griot-Tradition in Mauretanien. Griots aber sind weit mehr als folkloristische SängerInnen. Und so ist auch Dimi Mint Abba Bewahrerin von Traditionen, Kommentatorin des Zeitgeschehens, Poetin und Sängerin in einer Person. Ihre Musik...

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Dimi Mint Abba

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crossroads:
memory
genre (subgenre):
Visual Arts (installation art)
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House of World Cultures

The complex installations of the artist Georges Adéagbo, born in 1942 in Cotonou in Benin, range from documentation to narration. Starting with a central group of themes – historical and cultural references, and autobiographical experiences – he puts carefully chosen items like pictures,...

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Nwankwo , Chinedu , Patrick
crossroads:
anxiety, beauty, birth, conflict, ecology, peace
genre (subgenre):
Design and Crafts (carving)
Visual Arts (drawing, environmental art, installation art, mural painting, painting, portrait, printmaking, sculpture)
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Visiting Arts

Chris Afuba is a sculptor who worked as a self-taught artist for seven years following the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970 before deciding to undertake formal training. Concentrating his skills on wood-carving at the beginning of his career, he produced ornaments and jewellery but his...

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Christopher (Chris) Afuba

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genre (subgenre):
Visual Arts (photography)
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House of World Cultures

Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in 1946 in Oxford, Great Britain. In 1972, self-taught, he began practicing photography. Since 1977 he has lived and worked in Berlin as a freelance photographer. He is co-founder of the cultural center “UMZANSI” in Clermont Township, South Africa. His long-term projects...

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deutsch
Genre (Subgenres):
Bildende Kunst (Fotografie)

Akinbode Akinbiyi wurde 1946 in Oxford, Großbritannien geboren. 1972 begann er als Autodidakt mit der Fotografie. Seit 1977 lebt und arbeitet er als freier Fotograf in Berlin. Er ist Mitbegründer des Kulturzentrums „UMZANSI“ in Clermont Township, Südafrika. In Langzeitreportagen...

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colonialism, politics, post-colonialism, religion
genre (subgenre):
Written and spoken word (general)
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International Festival of Literature Berlin (ilb)

Edward al-Charrat was born in 1926 in Alexandria, Egypt. During his Law studies, which he completed in 1946, he worked in a British marine depot and immediately after that at the Egyptian National Bank. Because he participated in the activities of the anti-colonial movement he had to accept the...

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Kolonialismus, Politik, Postkolonialismus, Religion
Genre (Subgenres):
Geschriebenes & gesprochenes Wort (allgemein)

Edwar Al-Kharrat wurde 1926 in Alexandria, Ägypten, geboren. Während seines Studiums der Rechtswissenschaften, das er 1946 beendete, arbeitete er in einem britischen Marinedepot, unmittelbar danach bei der ägyptischen Nationalbank. Wegen Beteiligung an den Aktivitäten der...

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Gender, Wüste
Genre (Subgenres):
Geschriebenes & gesprochenes Wort (Erzählung, Roman)
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House of World Cultures

Miral Al-Tahawi, geboren 1968 in Sharqiya in Ägypten, wuchs in einer Beduinenfamilie auf. Sie studierte Literaturwissenschaft und arbeitet gegenwärtig als Lehrbeauftragte an der Universität in Kairo. Ihre erste Erzählsammlung „Riem al-barari al-mostahila“ („Die...

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English
crossroads:
desert, gender
genre (subgenre):
Written and spoken word (novel, story)

ARTIST STATEMENT/ POSTCARD PROJECT OF THE HOUSE OF WORLD CULTURES 2007 'What is writing, is it life, is it the life or is it the life the writer is writing. How is it, when the writer does not get recognition or success - how will be his life, how will it look like? How he can stand to himself...

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Ale Möller , Mamadou Sene , Rafael Sida , Maria Stellas , Sebastian Dube , Magnus Stinnerbom
crossroads:
diversity, history, identity, multi-culturalism, tradition
information provided by:
Intercult

Ale Moller Band is an expression of a long time interest in ethnic music from various countries and cultures. It follows the practice of making untraditional combinations of traditional sounds and instruments from all over the world. The result is more than an enjoyable sound - it is a story told...

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crossroads:
apartheid, history, identity, multi-culturalism
genre (subgenre):
Visual Arts (drawing, installation art, photomontage, sculpture, video art)
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House of World Cultures

The South African artist Jane Alexander constructs creatures that seem kitschy at first glance, yet monstrous and mysterious at the second. As hybrid beings – human bodies with animal heads – they represent human thought and action. Their animal physiognomies embody the psychic state, the conditio...

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other language:
deutsch
Crossroads:
Apartheid, Geschichte, Identität, Multikulturalität
Genre (Subgenres):
Bildende Kunst (Bildhauerei, Fotomontage, Installation, Videokunst, Zeichnung)

Scheinbar kitschig auf den ersten, monströs und mysteriös auf den zweiten Blick, sind die Kreaturen der Südafrikanerin Jane Alexander. Als hybride Wesen – Menschenkörper mit Tierköpfen – sind sie Repräsentanten menschlichen Handelns und Fühlens. Ihre...

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