Ramadan is hot in Berlin, with the word ‘BAMF’ mentioned by so-called ‘true’ Germans as a symbol for ‘refugees’ instead of welcoming new Berliners these days.
This is unfortunate, as we would neither have great Algerian, Moroccan or Tunisian cuisine here nor a multi.culture that deserves the name of being multicultural. Let us walk through Berlin with the eyes of Mohamad at one of the Refugee Voices Tours, see https://cafebabel.com/de/article/berlin-stadtrundgang-durch-die-augen-eines-fluchtlings-5ae00bf7f723b35a145e81c3
Berlin’s May is in full swing, with tourists from all over the world, discussing politics and media, women and (very male) burger-beer. Feelings are somewhat restless in AfD times that we may even sound at job centers or the “Agentur für Arbeit”: rejection is felt among Syrian new-Berliners facing objection to their many splendid business ideas, not always well-planned or prepared, but all the more welcome to true born Berliners like #berlinsights :-)
Berlin streets call for major visits to films, locations and parks all around, the city invites citizens2be from wherever they arrive, welcome to all :-) with “ACHTUNG BERLIN” presenting ‘Zwei im Falschen Film’ as a screening of reality-couple between serenity and detachment, see more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieciQHgrlxA …
The Berlin LICHTBÜHNE seems rather silent these days, yet not fully passive. Let us see what the year 2018 will bring in terms of lights, shows, music and, most importantly, people! We continue to welcome refugees emerging from difficult living circumstances, in particular women with their children, sometimes with or without husbands, often carrying the families’ burden to sustain in life. Let us just welcome them in full generosity, having fled unbearable situations. We all remember our grand grandparents and their war- and postwar stories. Living in Berlin today means to be part of several generations without any war, let alone without hunger. Thank You world!
Great event at HAU III for May Ayim’s birthday, May 04, 2017: she would have turned 57! Performers were Bahati, Chantal Fleur Sandjon, Ella Schwarz, Oxana Chi, Layla Zami, Sylvestre Soleil, Dukumbi in music, danse, poetry in full motion: THANK YOU ALL!