I felt the need to write something on this blog after a long lack of attention. The reason? Well, what I perceived as racism in Munich, Germany.
This was a friends stag weekend and amongst the group were a couple of black guys. Firstly, hardly any bars or clubs would allow English people, even in small groups, into the bars. This was a mindless thing and I can’t quite rationalise it in my brain.
Secondly, the black members of our group were the only people on a couple of occassions who were not allowed into bars we got into. How can our whole group be allowed in apart from the black people? I will name one of the places, a rather Ropey bar called Americanos and Q Club at Kultfabrik
I have friends who are German and certainly have no issue with Germany or the people. I am purely sharing my experience and utter shock at what I saw as racism from these clubs and discriminating based on nationality.
I listened today to a really insightful and impactful radio show called “Super Bad, Super Cool”, presented by actress Pam Grier. Super Bad, Super Cool looks at the impact by black actors, actresses and musicians on 1970’s cinema. Jazz and Soul music genre’s were the big contributors during this era.
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I’ve known this song for a while, “Vini” by Nichols and Marisa.
Zouk is a beautiful genre of music, extremely rythmic, wonderful dancing. Cultural.
Zouk is actually from the French West Indies (Guadeloupe & Martinique), Haiti, St. Lucia, Dominica and is also now shared with cultures from, South America (Brazil) and Africa (Angola, Cape Verde, Réunion, Mozambique).