Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2010

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"Orient trifft Okzident, die Jüdin den Moslem, die Atheistin den Christen, Süd trifft Nord, alt trifft jung, Frau trifft Mann, Tradition trifft Moderne, Folklore trifft Rap, Hamburg trifft Köln, ausdrucks-starke Stimmen treffen auf geniale Musiker, Spannung trifft auf Harmonie, Herz trifft Verstand, die Familie Bejarano trifft Microphone Mafia – und alle arbeiten gleichberechtigt neben-einander." Bejaranos & Microphone Mafia auf der Per La Vita Tour 2010.




Der CD-Tipp: Widerstand zwischen früher und heute: Bejarano & Microphone Mafia - "Per la vita" / La Resistance: "Etwas aus der Reihe mit seinen dominierenden Streichern tanzt der Titeltrack, der sich ebenso auf der Bejarano-Scheibe gut gemacht hätte. In den übrigen 13 Stücken nehmen die frisch formierten Widerständler Nazis ("Kein Platz in der Stadt"), Überwachungsstaat ("Mensch aus Glas"), falsch Verstande Begrifflichkeiten ("Heimat"), kranke Gesellschaft ("Alienbesuch") und Hire-und-Fire-Turbokapitalismus ("Nur eine Nummer") ins Visier und lassen zum Finale passender-weise das musicalartige Medley "La Resistance" vom "South Park"-Movie skandieren. Auch wenn Kanada ausnahmsweise mal nichts für kann".




"Kulturzentrum Wichern - Dortmund: Das Bündnis Dortmund gegen Rechts freut sich, das Jahr 2010, das auch das 10 jährige Bestehen des Bündnisses einläutet, mit einem ganz besonderen Konzert zu beginnen. Unter dem Motto "per la vita" treten Esther Bejarano, ihre Kinder Edna und Joram und die Rapper-Gruppe "Mikrophone Mafia" am 29. Januar im Wichernhaus auf."




"And it has achieved modest success, with a single from the CD currently number two on a chart designed to promote German-language pop music. The band is now on tour through Germany with several dates scheduled in February including one in Berlin on the 27th."



Konzert: Per la Vita – Microphone Mafia & Esther Bejarano
Sonnabend, 27.2.2010, 14.00 Uhr, WABE
Eintritt: 5 €
unterstützt durch: Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschisten Berlin








Siehe unten: Ich habe hier einige PC-Probleme bei der Google-Recherche nach den aktuellen Tournee-Daten. Update: Und jetzt trifft im Live Traffic Feed folgende Such-Anfrage ein, die auf den ISLA-Eintrag "Eine Frage der Flagge. Eine Frage der Wohnraum-wache" geht: "Clips starring female soldiers and Mossad women".





"The sound is a familiar one: driving beats, austere rhymes, forceful vocals supported by female backup singers. Standard hip hop, it would seem. And yet, something doesn't seem quite right. The lyrics -- some are Yiddish, others Hebrew, still others Italian. And then there's that voice. It's certainly too old to be coming from a hip hop artist, isn't it?
It is, if one has been raised on the gangsta rap world of in-your-face emcees surrounded by their near naked supporting cast as seen on MTV. But Esther Bejarano, one of the stars of a curious and compelling new album -- and accompanying documentary film currently in production -- has never been on MTV. She is one of the last surviving members of the Auschwitz Girls' Orchestra which was forced to play as trains full of Jews and Roma pulled into the camp. Now, together with her children, she has put together a CD with the Cologne-based rappers from Microphone Mafia. Holocaust hip hop, if you will. The sound is a familiar one: driving beats, austere rhymes, forceful vocals supported by female backup singers. Standard hip hop, it would seem. And yet, something doesn't seem quite right. The lyrics -- some are Yiddish, others Hebrew, still others Italian. And then there's that voice. It's certainly too old to be coming from a hip hop artist, isn't it?"





"For the past 20 years Bejarano has played music mostly from the past - Yiddish melodies, tunes from the ghetto and Jewish resistance songs - with her children Edna and Yoram in a Hamburg-based band called Coincidence.
About two years ago, Kutlu Yurtseven, a Turkish immigrant rapper from the Cologne-based Microphone Mafia, got in touch with the band to see if they'd team up with them.
"Our band wanted to do something against the growing racism and anti-Semitism in Germany," Yurtseven, 36, said in a phone interview Tuesday.
"Yoram told me that first of all he had to ask his mother Esther what she thought about a crossover project with a bunch of young rappers."
Esther Bejarano, it turned out, thought hip-hop music "was really a bit too loud," but also said she saw it as a good way to reach out to Germany's youth.
"We want to keep the memories of the Holocaust alive, but at the same time look into the future and encourage young people to take a stand against new Nazis," said Bejarano. "I know what racism can lead to and the members of Microphone Mafia are immigrants and have experienced their share of discrimination as well."





Update:
Currently, the troupe is touring through Germany - War hier nicht eben noch am Bildschirm ein Link auf die Tourdaten?










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