Overthrust: Exotismus im Death Metal

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Die botswanische Death Metal-Band Overthrust tourte 2016 durch Deutschland. Sie trafen auf offene Ohren, aber auch geschlossene Weltbilder. War es der Kunst-Kontext des Theaters, der den Exotismus-Faktor offenbarte?

Author: Dominik Irtenkauf
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Quote: Dominik Irtenkauf
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Facing Racism and Sensationalism

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Hamed Sinno is the lead singer of the Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila. In this podcast he talks about belonging, identity, and representation. And about what does it mean to make music as a Lebanese artist in a global context.

Author: Ziad Nawfal
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Quote: Ziad Nawfal
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Five Video Clips from Indonesia

Norient Snap by Juliana Adhikary

Warning: This list is very political – and very loud. It's about greed, honesty, corruption and – what else could it be - love. We see a country which is likely home to the most massive hard rock, metal, and punk scenes in Asia.

Author: Jeremy Wallach
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Quote: Jeremy Wallach
Design: Juliana Adhikary
Photo: Ice Cream Attack
Sound: Burgerkill
Remix: Miss Auto

Rapping Against the Common Sense

Norient Snap by !Mediengruppe Bitnik

«It's like a deformed anger which comes out us», says Wanlov the Kubolor, one half of the Ghanaian rap duo FOKN Bois. With his musical partner M3nsa he talks about their visions and their way of doing art in a religious context.

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Design: !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Sound: Göldin & Bit-Tuner

Five Video Clips from Namibia

Norient Snap by Ahmad Hammoud

Ein Land zwischen Tradition und Moderne, zwischen Kwaito und Afropop, zwischen Bling Bling und Stammestracht. Das ist Namibia, wie es uns der in Deutschland lebende namibische Rapper EES in seiner musikalischen Videoschau zeigt.

Author: EES
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Quote: EES
Design: Ahmad Hammoud
Photo: G Carus/Wikipedia
Sound: Kinda Hassan

In Ghana, Stromae Wouldn't Be Lonely

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

I was thoroughly fooled by Stromae’s video for «Formidable» the first time I saw it. I found Stromae to be very intelligent, beautiful, meticulous and his music made me want to dance. A commentary from a Sub-Saharan perspective.

Author: Wanlov The Kubolor
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Quote: Wanlov The Kubolor
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Stromae
Remix: Ali Sayah

Sarcastic Rap Experiments from Belgrade

Norient Snap by Ali Kazmi

Wikluh Sky is part of the hip hop trio Bad Copy from Serbia. In the podcast he talks about making art in Serbia, their video «Esi mi dobar», and about what would happen when Hans Zimmer would call him and offer him a job.

Author: Shonegrad O'Connor
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Design: Ali Kazmi
Sound: Ali Kazmi

South African Gqom Pushes Limits

Norient Snap by Uno

Gqom edit 003 / Experimenting with interview formats // We meet gqom producer Menchess in his house in Durban to discuss what this dark electronic music genre is all about. #dreams #democratization #class #townships

Author: Thomas Burkhalter
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Quote: Thomas Burkhalter, Dejot, Bit-Tuner
Design: Uno
Sound: Menchess
Remix: Annafruit

A «Formidable» Hype in Brussels

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

A second commentary in French on the video «Formidable» by Belgium singer Stromae, written for our book «Seismographic Sounds. Visions of a New World». An elaboration on the typical Belgian «bonhomme» mentality.

Author: Maxime Pasques
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Stromae
Remix: Ali Sayah

Malikah Raps out of Rage

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The Lebanese musician Malikah started to rap out of rage. She travels between the streets of Beirut to Europe's avant-garde spaces. Norient caught up with her to talk about her sense of belonging in an English-speaking, male-dominated hip hop scene.

Author: Eric Mandel
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Quote: Malikah
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Das Musikvideo auf der Couch

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

Anlässlich des 2014 erschienenen Musikvideos «Du verwachsch wieder nume i dinere Wonig» von Stahlberger, blickt unser Autor auf die Geschichte des Mediums Musikvideo zurück und dekonstruiert die Codes von Bandvideos.

Author: Benedikt Sartorius
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Stahlberger
Remix: Ali Sayah