In his concert, following two performances of “The History of the Federal Republic of Germany as told by Fehler Kuti and Die Polizei”, Julian Warner aka Fehler Kuti will also be backed by Die Polizei, consisting of Notwist members Markus and Micha Acher, Cico Beck, Teresa Loibl and Sascha Schwegeler. They will play songs from the albums “Professional People” (2021) and “Schland is the Place for me” (2019).
In view of the immense Black Lives Matter mobilisation in reaction to the murder of George Floyd and the comparatively meagre societal reaction to the attack in Hanau, the question arises: How come our society does not show the same empathy and solidarity towards its own fellow citizens with Kurdish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Afghan migrant backgrounds or members of the Roma and Sinti?
How limited is our postcolonial discourse if we are unable to address the racist exploitation of those who repair our cars, deliver our parcels or harvest our asparagus? It’s all a sham. Shake it off like a biometric photograph. Shake off that false consciousness.
Fehler Kuti & die Polizei LIVE
Thursday, 6th January 2022 | 20:00 CET
Hebbel am Ufer | Stresemannstr. 29 | 10963 Berlin
Photo Credit: Julian Baumann