Music (That) Matters: Introduction

To commemorate the 2017 World Music Day, Goethe-Institut Nigeria organised a Music Documentary Weekend (June 9 and 10), programming three documentary films about music as an unrelenting force in the face of oppression. As a component to the film programme, the Institut requested articles from renowned journalists and music industry professionals with regard to the… Continue reading>

Mr Raoul K: Between Here and There

Asylum seeker, German carpenter, soccer player – Raoul Konan, born in Côte d’Ivoire, has already had several reincarnations. Residing in the northern parts of Germany, under his alias Mr Raoul K he nowadays produces a unique style of house music, which is as much a hybrid as his personal story. The old lady from Africa… Continue reading>

Music & Message

“One Thing About Music/When It Hits/You Feel No Pain!”- Bob Marley (Jamaica) “Uncle Sam Ain’t No Woman/But He Sure Can Take Your Man!” - Denny Hall (USA) “I Shot The Sherriff/But I Didn’t Shoot The Deputy!” – Bob Marley “F—k tha Police!” – N.W.A (USA) In a concerted effort to sell millions of records and… Continue reading>