Afro German Musicians Unite to Fight Racism

Brothers Keepers Afro German Musicians
Brothers Keepers an Afro German documentary film

AFRICANGLOBE – A movie about Afro German musicians: they live in two different worlds. After a Black man is beaten to death by a gang of White right-wing extremist teenagers, they come together and found the musical group “Brothers Keepers”. The musician fights with her voice..

Synopsis: At the centre of this film are musicians Ade Bantu, D-Flame and Mamadee. When Ade was 15 years old his father was murdered in Nigeria. Following that he moved to Cologne with his German mother and siblings.

When D-Flame’s problems with his German mother escalated he was sent into a home and from there his life went into a downward spiral. When Mamadee was ten years old, the German Democratic Republic collapsed dashing her dreams of wearing the red neckerchief worn by the Thälmann Pioneers.

All three have a Black father and a White mother, but they all had to grow up without their fathers. They are all German and yet, because of their skin colour, are seen as being different. They met for the first time after the Mozambican Alberto Adriano was pummelled to death by three youths in a park in Dessau.

Together with other Afro German musicians like Xavier Naidoo they founded the project “Brothers Keepers” (swiftly augmented by “Sisters Keepers”) with the aim of performing together in schools in East Germany and elsewhere to mobilise people to act against racism in everyday life.

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