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Celina Bostic (Fotograf: Matt Frik)

Bekannt wurde Celina Bostic als festes Bandmitglied vom Farin Urlaub Racing Team, und als Backgroundsängerin von Max Herre, Udo Lindenberg oder Herbert Grönemeyer. Ihr erstes Soloalbum „Zu Fuss“ wurde vom Tagesspiegel als „Lagerfeuersoul mit hohem Vergnügungsfaktor“ beschrieben.

Als Vorgruppe von Andreas Bourani, Judith Holofernes u.a. sowie auf erfolgreichen Solotouren reist sie als One-Woman-Band durchs Land und verzaubert ihr Publikum. Doch seit ihrem letzten Album hat sich einiges verändert. Das Land ist politisch aufgeladen, alle sprechen von der „Flüchtlingskrise“ und Celina fühlt sich nicht mehr danach, nur gute Laune zu verbreiten.

#NieWiederLeise handelt von ihrem Aufwachsen als schwarzes Mädchen in einer weissen Mehrheitsgesellschaft. Für sie ist der Track aber vor allem ein Song der uns Mut machen und empowern soll und hoffentlich dazu beiträgt, die Konversationen aufrecht zu erhalten, die grade um die Themen Rassismus und Diskriminierungen stattfinden.

Mit ihr die Stimme erheben im offiziellen Musikvideo:
Samy Deluxe, Nura, Nikeata Thompson, Teddy Teclebrhan, Harris, Tupoka Ogette, Tyron Ricketts, Alice Hasters, Aminata Belli, Aminata Touré, Annabelle Mandeng, Tarik Tesfu, Thelma Buabeng, John Lwanga (Culcha Candela), Hadnet Tesfai uvm.
 

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#Faith ist ein starker Song mit tollem Video zum Thema #BlackLivesMatter.

MALIKs Statement dazu:

„Ich release diesen Song nicht nur für mich oder meine Familie, sondern für all die Gesichter, die ich tagtäglich in den Schlagzeilen sehe.
Für all meine Brüder und Schwestern, die nur aufgrund ihrer Hautfarbe schrecklichstes durchleben mussten und oft mit ihrem Leben bezahlten.
Für alle, die ununterbrochen in Angst leben, nur weil sie sind wer sie sind.
Aber auch für all die, die jetzt aufstehen und auf den Straßen sind.
Für all die, die auf welche Art auch immer für Gerechtigkeit kämpfen und somit ein Bild der Hoffnung sind, dass wir besser sein können und noch immer eine Welt schaffen können, in der niemand mehr Angst haben muss zu sein wer er ist, sondern wir alle gemeinsam einen Weg gehen“.

 

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“My whole life racism has been an omnipresent topic for me, not only because of personal experiences I’ve had growing up in Germany as a black man, but mostly through what my African-American family in the US experiences every single day.
I’ve seen all the videos, all the stories, all the murders, all the shootings, all the injustice so many times that I slowly started to become deaf.
But for the first time in my lifetime I feel that this is more.
More than just a moment.
More than just another tragic story.
More than just another wave of protests.
These dark days make me feel hope for the very first time.
Hope that the whole world is about to take the right path in the fight against racism.
And this feeling of hope, which for me is a ray of light in the darkest hour and which despite all the tragedy actually evokes faith in me,
is what my new single titled Faith is about.
I wrote this song, which means a lot to me personally, a few months ago and with everything going on all over the world right now,
especially in my homeland the US, I decided that right now is the right time to release this song.
As a black American, I also feel kind of obliged to use my platform and be vocal for what’s right.
Much like my grandfather who marched along with Martin Luther King in the 60’s Civil Rights Movement
I also want to do my part to bring about change, especially in this impactful time.
I’m releasing this song not only for me and my family, but for all the people whose faces I’ve seen in the headlines every day.
For all my brothers and sisters who had to suffer the most horrible things and often paid with their lives only because of the color of their skin.
For those who live in fear every day just for being who they are.
But also for all those standing up on the streets right now.
For all those fighting for justice in whatever way and thus embody the hope that we can all do better and still create a world
in which no one has to be afraid of being who they are, but where we can all walk together, side by side.
I’m not giving up my faith, that hand in hand we walk one day …

 


Lyrics

Woulda never thought one day I’d write this kinda song
So far I never felt the need to speak this type of thoughts
But the latest days have made me fear the ride we’re on
Seems like we lost our sight
‘Cause I remember back when we were taught ‘bout all the times that we were blind
All the ages hatred ruled
All the chaos left behind
Cannot be forgiven
When we are reliving
All the memories of faded lights

So how the hell did we get to this place?
Did we forget who we all are in these dark days?

I’m not giving up my faith
That hand in hand we walk one day
It ain’t yet too late
To take our mistakes
And change our ways
Yeah I’m still not giving up my faith
No matter how dark the shades
However gloomy the night
I can still see the light
That’s never gon’ die

Oh I can tell that things seem dreary
I can tell that things seem hard
I know at times you feel like you’re
Surrounded by the dark
But still don’t give up your faith

Oh don’t cave in
Oh don’t cave in
Oh don’t cave in
To all the
Darkness

Yeah
I’m still not giving up my faith
But um
It’s getting real hard
When I feel like I’m alone some days
I mean
I know that I’m not
But every time I contemplate I
I just feel like I’m lost, you know?
‘Cause it seems like we lost control
Damn
But I ain’t gonna take it
Nah
‘Cause we are gonna take it back
All this shit, we know it
So we are never going back
If anyone is asking ‘how could this happen again?’
No, we cannot turn our backs
But face the fact
That we looked over though
We were supposed to know
Making me ‘fraid to ask

How the hell did we get to this place?
Did we forget who we all are in these dark days?

Oh I’m not giving up my faith
That hand in hand we walk one day
It ain’t yet too late
To take our mistakes
And change our ways
Yeah I’m still not giving up my faith
No matter how dark the shades
However gloomy the night
I can still see the light
That’s never gon’ die

Oh I can tell that things seem dreary
I can tell that things seem hard
I know at times you feel like you’re surrounded by the dark
But still don’t give up your faith

Oh don’t cave in
Oh don’t cave in
Oh don’t cave in
To all the
Darkness

Yeah

 

 

 

Starkes Video von Anderson .Paak zur aktuellen Lage in den USA:
 

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Lyrics:

You shoulda been downtown, the people are rising
We thought it was a lock down, they opened up fire
Dem bullets was flying
They said it was a lockdown, got damn lie

Oh my! Time heals all, but you outta time now
Judge gotta watch us from the clock tower
Little tear gas cleared the whole place out
I’ll be back with the hazmat for the next round
We was tryna protest and the fires broke out
Lookout for the secret agents they be planted in the crowd
Said it’s civil unrest
But you sleep so sound
like you don’t hear the screams when we catchin beat downs
Stayin quiet when they killin niggas
But you speak loud when we riot
got opinions comin from a place of privilege
Sicker than the covid how they did him on the ground
Speaking of the covid is it still goin around?
Oh why don’t you tell me bout the lootin what’s that really all about?
Cause they throw away black lives like paper towels
Plus unemployment rate what? 40 million now
Killed a man in broad day, might never see a trial
We just wana break chains like slaves in the south
Started in the north end but we ended downtown
Riot cops tried to block, now we got a showdown… down

You shoulda been downtown, the people are rising
We thought it was a lock down, they opened up fire
Dem bullets was flying
Who said it was a lockdown, got damn lie
(Ooh wee)Lockdown we ain’t gotta stop cause they tell us to
Downtown where I got popped with the rubber bullet
Tre pound, Got it in my name now
Imma shoot it

Never understand why they do it
someone cut the channel off the news ‘fore I lose it
I ain’t even trippin if you wit it, then we lootin
Help put this Louis in the back of Suzuki
He had to break down so smoothly
Ain’t gone say it’s not about race but we movin hoe, pow!
Got the tre pound, had to put it in my name now
Wish a nigga play now
Any given day I’ll be headed to the pulpit
Say a little prayer, matter fact I need two of em
Ooh won’t he do it, won’t he do it
Ooh this ain’t 92 so we into new rules
Niggas got hip, so we don’t loot the projects
Bout to hit rodeo with my little cousin Marcus
Some one threw a whole brick into Neumann Marcus
Help me put the whole mannequin in the charger

You shoulda been downtown(down), the people are rising(look around)
We thought it was a lock down(lockdown), they opened up fire (had to get low)
Dem bullets was flying(down, down)
Who said it was a lockdown, got damn lie
(Ooh wee)Lockdown we ain’t gotta stop cause they tell us to
Downtown where I got popped with the rubber bullet
Tre pound, Got it in my name now
Imma shoot it
Lockdown we ain’t gotta stop cause they tell us to
Downtown

 
 
#Lockdown #BlackLivesMatter