DECOLONOIZE Festival invites you to experience and appreciate music and art from BIPoC artists coming from punk, rock, indie, alternative and traditional genres of music. An exciting and complete effort all in one festival.
BIPoC musicians and artists are still very underrepresented in music and art scenes. They are under-appreciated by labels, broadcasters and booking agents, both in terms of recognition and financial terms. From a historical point of view genres like rock and punk have been mostly associated with white British and white US-Americans acts. The music's originally black roots have been actively concealed for decades. Although Black people invented rock and roll, BIPoC artists in this scene are either comparatively less well known or invisible, as the audience doesn't know and acknowledge that they are BIPoCs. In order to counteract this discrepancy and give a diverse artist community its rightful space, DECOLONOIZE, a Berlin collective of BIPoC musicians and music lovers, organizes concerts and events in the old punk way: From The Scene - For The Scene.
On May 28./29.2022 we will celebrate the first DECOLONOIZE Festival with bands and solo artists ranging from the genres of Rock, Punk, Indie, Alternative, and Traditional types of music. It will also include singer-songwriters, DJ acts, performance art and an exhibition by and with BIPoC artists. We are honouring a wide range of non-white creative energy.
There will be two panels aswell, addressing the topics of 'The experiences of BIPoC artists in the alternative music scene' and 'The influence of BIPoC belonging to LGBTQIA+'. These panels will create a space for critical discussions and allow various voices to be heard.
Films, culinary delights and other activities will open the floor to discuss anti-colonial and class perspectives from a racially critical point of view considering diversity.
We look forward to celebrating BIPoC art of all kinds with BIPoCs and their allies in an atmosphere that encourages solidarity and empowerment.
We would like to offer a safer space for migrant, queer and BIPoC guests to enable them to enjoy art and music free from abuse and discrimination.
27. Mai 2022
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