The other day there was a knock on the door which turned out to be hiphop and rap artist Ewane. He also played the Barnstedt musikmeile, heard about what I do and made the effort to come by. We exchanged ideas, listened to what each other does and the upshot is that we're gonna try and do some music together. Wait and see!
So, we played twice at the Barnstedt Musikmeile benefit thing last Sunday. I think we did ok; the first set was probably better than the second one, but, all in all, fine. It was announced that the fundraising aspect was successful, and that most certainly is the main thing. The gig was to raise funds to help asylum seekers currently housed in the village, to cover things like translators and legal costs. I imagine a lot of places are in the same boat these days, with asylum seekers from Sudan and Somalia being spread out through Germany. As far as I can tell, the official funding isn't what it could be, so, whatever we can do to help is good.
It's great to see people willingly helping people despite language and cultural differences. We need to grow towards seeing ourselves as one race and not concentrating on petty regional differences as somehow often seems to be the case.