Backways, 2019

Mario Pfeifer (Berlin), Feat. Negga Dou Tamba

Mario Pfeifer met and recorded the rapper and activist Negga Dou Tamba in Sinthian. In Negga Dou’s song Backways and the subsequent interview he calls young Africans for harnessing locally available energy and resources, and for cultivating the land and developing autonomy in and for Africa – instead of seeking a false El Dorado in an isolated Europe and risking their lives. In light of the current debate on refugees in distress at sea, Backways creates an alternative space for discourse; through the poetics of rap and agricultural activism it aims to influence the fates of those who seek the dream of self-determination and prosperity in a Europe that is undergoing drastic political change.