| 🕖 2 min. | Artwork: Andrei Cojocaru

…dieses Land ist mein Land.

Um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich keine Ahnung von Musik. Ich kann Deep Purple kaum von Depeche Mode unterscheiden. Sie sehen also, meine musikalische Unwissenheit ist groß. Trotzdem liebe ich Musik. Sie regt mich zum Nachdenken an und bringt mich (wieder) zum Fühlen. Manche Lieder gehen durch mich hindurch und kanalisieren das, was ich persönlich nie angemessen ausdrücken könnte.

Rage against racism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism is buzzing through my system permanently. Thus, I asked my musical literate friends of beyond tape to help me collect songs discussing these social catastrophes. Now, listening to the playlist that emerged from my request reminds me of my personal responsibility — to not shut down when people (including family and friends by the way) naturally drop racist remarks and to not look away when people of color get bullied for not appearing or acting ‘German’ enough (who the fuck is defining what that means anyway?).

Thanks for your support beyond tape! And to all the haters out there: better don’t catch me while listening to Against Racism! (which I do a lot) as I won’t give you a pass on claiming that this land is exclusively your land.

You’re not a Spotify-User? Don’t worry, we made a youtube-playlist for you.