The Initiative “New Generation” has existed since Jan 2008.
The conception of the artist Sonja Prinz
The foundation is for artistic youth to work with the focus of music, dance and theater in an intercultural environment. We intergrated the inspirational medium of the african culture. As the multiethnic population develops politically we wish to encourage and engage other cultures to merge socially.
We parents of Afro-Germanic children face the confrontations of racism and prejudice in our daily lives.Our only concern is to raise our children as equal and respected members of society in Germany.
In addition to our school of music, arts and intercultural education to the children we strongly confirm the virtues of behavior and the gift to express one’s self. Students who participate in our workshops obtain the sense of acceptance and self-confidence.
The workshop helps motivate the connection between the children to develop respect for family, friends, teachers and strangers. We propose to develop the interaction of conflict resolution for all mentalities to use in all cases of discrimination or interrelations in our land.
The visualization of the musical “Papiere-Papiere” (” Papers, Papers”) under the direction of Sonja Prinz and Esterina Petrauschke-Biyaga, became the reality from the ideas of Twelve Afro-German Youths.
This children musical was well received by the audiences in Berlin, stages, television and subsequently the recording studio.
“Papiere-Papiere” by the New Generation,
reggae musical CD is available for purchase at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to it: “Papiere, Papiere”, Audio Trailer
Long ago when all the countries were one and there was a rainbow connecting Africa and Europe. People regularly marched on the rainbow to visit each other.
One day a little girl named Fatou traveling from Mali slipped from the red color of the rainbow. Within the red color was a magical forest and in the middle of the forest was a village. the arrival of Fatou brought a bit if chaos to the village life. The Zombies tried to feed on her because she had no papers. The Elders of the village would sat and discussed the outcome for Fatou to stay. As the Hip-Hop girls and Gang-stars compete and dance. Fatou and the King lion feld deeply in love.
This story is narrated in German and other dialogs and songs in French, English, Wolof,and Suninke.
The weekly workshop was initiated to continue the casting process for “Miss Wagadou”, a thirty minute musical
“Miss Wagadou 2009″
written by Sonja Prinz and Djeynaba Kamara
Based on history of the Ghana empire, also known as Wagadou. Koumbi the capitol city existed ca 800AD (after Christ).
These territories included the current countries of Mauritanian, Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast.
The people were called “Mandinka” and was lead by the king, “Kaya Maghan”, Lord of War, or “Ghana” which means Lord of gold in the Mandinka language
The legend is told,
Ghana had a pact with a giant snake-god, “Biida”. Biida supplied the people with all the gold they wanted.
As long as they would provide a pure virgin given as an annual ritual. After a long period their land became very rich.
One year Siia the fiancee of Mamedy won the competition and he became angry to share his future wife with the pact concerning the snake Biida. He wanted to eliminate both the pact and snake.
The decline of Wagadou the Madinka disbursted and were infiltrated into other tribal nations. Soninkes, Bambara, Soussos, Diola, Diakhake and more…
Upon the completion and succses of this musical, the demand for an audiorecording of the “Miss Wagadou 2009” is available and will be released before the christmas season. This CD represents the musical genres of todays youth culture, based upon the african traditions.
In our school system the history of german colonies (such as Cameroon, Togo, and parts of eastafrica) is not realy taught and discused, consequently becames a closed topic. The heritage of the colony era is within the daily practice of rassism in germany and is a real problem. Therefore to acknowledge that Germany has a bad reputation in the world. Upon this realisation this would bring us to reavaluate our cultural strengths which is unique to Germany. So 2010 our seem will be about the Liberation of german colonies.