In Porto, two of the fellows of the Academy of Migrant Organizing, Berena Yogarajah and Vincent Bababoutilabo, together with Vanessa A. Opoku will present a musical lecture performance. Shevek Iyapo combines two different perspectives on life in Almanya (Turkish word for Germany). Berena Yogarajah achieved a milestone in the fight against social and institutional racism with her initiative Tatort Porz and is critically engaged with identity politics, solidarity and utopias.
Her perspective is to come together with the music of a band around the musician Vincent Bababoutilabo and visuals created by Vanessa A. Opoku. This band brings the acoustic classical African-American music of the 1960s into the modern age, combines it with pop and soukous elements and its own political and musical understanding in relation to the social and political challenges of the present. This musical lecture performance will give an artistic insight in the process and outcomes Berena and Vincent have been part of in the Academy of Migrant Organizing.