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One object, many questions:

Hip-hop: From New York via Berlin to Istanbul

September 28 @ 18:00 - 19:30


One object, many questions

an Bahar aka DJ Cut’Em T. and cultural scientist Verda Kaya look back at youth culture in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular, they look at the first bands with Turkish-language songs at the Hip-hop station in BERLIN GLOBAL. In conversation with the visitors, both also address Hip-hop culture in its creativity and individuality – globally and locally.


About “One object, many questions”

Questions from many different angles focused on a specific object from BERLIN GLOBAL. Be it provenance, restoration, location in time and space, tie to Berlin and the world plus a great variety of subjects – there are no limits when it comes to interconnections. The invited professional expert will introduce surprising perspectives with his background knowledge and expertise. He will be able to supply far more information than there is ordinarily room for in an exhibition. The complexity and possibly also contradictoriness of the object and its research are addressed as well. The object will be ‘brought to life’ and unlocked for the public even if they have no prior knowledge.


Tan Bahar has been musically active since 1988. Under the stage name DJ Cut’Em T., he was part of Islamic Force, one of the first Hip-hop groups in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Their first release “My Melody” was also the first record to combine Turkish and US language in one rap song. Thus Turkish Hip-hop was not born in Turkey, but in Berlin.

Verda Kaya is a cultural scientist and worked as curator for participation for the Berlin Global exhibition at the Humboldt Forum. She is the author of the book “Hip-hop between Istanbul and Berlin. A (German-)Turkish Youth Culture in the Local and Transnational Network of Relations”.


Sophie Eliot works at the Stadtmuseum Berlin with a focus on outreach. She is project manager of the discourse formats.


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September 28
18:00 - 19:30


10 euros
Exhibition admission inclusive


Berlin, 10178 Deutschland
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