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It takes some time to get all the works together. But at the end, the results are wunderful: Bernard Rumsayer sings two of his own songs, we filmed it. Will be online later, with faster Internet. Hendrik Baransano, painter and teacher at the Painting department of the Jayapura Institute for Human Rights and Advocacy came with a big painting on tree bark. Wow, but how to bring this home to Berlin? And at the last moment all the Fab 5 of the music group EYUSER came together to sing two songs for us. Also, we got that on video, please wait…

Hendrik Baransano – 2

Bernard Rumsayor – 3

 

(Alfred:) Ok, this is not really a workshop, it´s more like a meeting. Mainly, because most of the artists are musicians. But anyway, we present our (mainly visual) stuff from Berlin and Papua New Guinea, and the estimate 10 visitors seems to be interested. As part of the common history between Germany and Papua New Guinea, we  talk about the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Yes, this is a real issue here, these artists listen… A group of Reggae musicans present their Papua Reggae Festival to us. That is a big thing, wow, 20 different bands played on the last one in october 2014. www.facebook.com/groups/korkpapua We talk about strategies of survival as independent artists organisation. Talking here about Berlin project rooms feels strange first, but then it´s nice. We confirm another meeting on sunday for some sound recordings etc. And another plan: Doing a Papua Reggae Disco event at ZK/U in Berlin next year.

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(Alfred:) Crossing the border takes some time, but it´s very easy at the end. Some stamps, that´s it.We have the right passport I guess. Ferry, a great musician, working for an NGO in Jayapura picks us up. The streets get wider, waste, noise and traffic rises, we arrive the town. Welcome Indonesia, Jayapura looks like any town in Java, exept it lays in a incredible beautiful bay of the pacific ocean. We make plan for a project meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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