Samstag, 27. August 2022

Weep Not Child - From Hoyerswerda To Rostock (Buback, 1992)

Germany is marking one of the worst xenophobic attacks in its postwar history. Thirty years ago, a far-right mob gathered in the East German city of Rostock and attacked a housing complex for asylum-seekers and immigrants.

There is one notable mistake that can be made in remembering the pogrom: Rostock-Lichtenhagen 1992 is not a singular event, but one of the culminations of a series of events that have been forgotten in places. In addition to the attacks in Mölln, Solingen, Hoyerswerda and other places, there were countless racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Gypsy motivated attacks throughout the reunified Federal Republic at the beginning of the 1990s (and also later), which, however, received hardly any media attention. Viewing Lichtenhagen as a singular event and not consciously linking it to all of these events at the beginning of the 1990s would probably be trivializing.

Today there is a memorial demonstration in Rostock with a nationwide mobilization commemorating the pogrom at Rostock-Lichtenhagen 30 years ago. Supporting this demonstration we post "From Hoyerswerda To Rostock" from Weep Not Child. This was one of the first hip hop crews - together with Advanced Chemistry and others - which reflected racism in the reunified Germany.

The album was recorded at VOLLTON Studio in Oberhausen, Oktober 1992.

Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Ade Bantu (born 14 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and social activist who is the front man of the 13 piece band BANTU and the creator of the monthly concert series and music Festival Afropolitan Vibes which holds in Lagos, Nigeria. Ade Bantu is also the founder of the Afro-German musical collective Brothers Keepers. His band BANTU received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for their album Fuji Satisfaction in 2005.

In 1992 he was approached by Fonk Free aka Moreno (Oliver Freyman) and DJ An-dré (André Schröter) and together they founded the band "Weep Not Child" releasing "From Hoyerswerda to Rostock" (Buback Records, 1992) and "Liberation thru Music & Lyrics" (Groove Attack, 1994). Their music clip "Je Ka Bere" was featured in the European campaign of Media Against Racism.


01 From Hoyerswerda To Rostock
02 Introduction To Jazz
03 Reperation
04 Weep Not Child
05 You Know How To Get Down
06 He's Lost It All

Weep Not Child - From Hoyerswerda To Rostock (Buback, 1992)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Certifiablockhead hat gesagt…

thanks for this album, it is a call to not forget...

zero hat gesagt…

Yes, it is! Greetings!

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