In the organizer's words:

Expressing a Narrative of the 1904-1908Genocide as a Nama Descendant

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Kulturstall, Schloss and Gutshof Britz
Alt-Britz 81, 12359 Berlin-Neukölln

+++ Please note that the performance and the subsequent discussion will be held in English +++

At the heart of the theater production is the commemoration of the victims of the genocide of the Nama, Ovaherero, San and Damara - committed by soldiers of the German so-called Schutztruppe in the years 1904-1908 in what is now Namibia. The historically grounded and at the same time emotionally moving performance brings the pain of this colonial crime to the stage.

Keith Vries' performance demands attentive listeners. He interweaves the experience of death, grief and displacement in an acoustic collage. The image of the robbed future of the generations to come emerges from a mosaic of literary fragments.

The production by the Nama theater group and the current exhibition "BURIED MEMORIES. Dealing with remembrance. The genocide of the Ovaherero and Nama" at the Museum Neukölln combine to form an overall picture of the culture of remembrance.

Poet & Writer: Keith Vries
Creative Director: Patrick Sam
Production Manager: Othello Joseph
Singer (Alto): Zaitha Gowases
Singer (Soprano): Aeysha Hendrietta
Singer (Tenor): Ruduaan Kennedy
Singer (Bass): Romario Kooper

The performance will be followed by a discussion with Keith Vries and Patrick Sam.

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Kulturstall, Schloss und Gutshof Britz Alt-Britz 81-89 12359 Berlin

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