16:00 - 17:00

Welcome back to the Anton Wilhelm Amo Center this Sunday on SAVVYZΛΛR for the second part of tuning into the eminent philosopher and activist:

One recurring question around Anton Wilhelm Amo’s vehement postulate of the impassible human mind is: did he relate it to his own biography? One could argue that A. W. Amo’s philosophy reads like a treatise for the untouchable dignity of human’s existence – that holds a place in space, no matter what the living matter will become. A form of resistance against slavery and occupation. In other words: A. W. Amo’s thesis would be defending an existence that cannot be denied, not now nor ever. In this second episode, we rest upon Anton Wilhelm Amo’s living and reasoning – almost 300 years ago, when he defended his disputation on Black people in Europe, “Disputatio De jure Maurorum in Europa (On the Right of Moors in Europe)”. Listen with us into SAVVY Contemporary’s current exhibition, from the angle of Anton Wilhelm Amo’s ideas-actions, and their importance for today’s planetary decolonial movements.


We wholly deny this to the mind and attribute it to the body

A Dedication to the Philosopher and Activist Anton Wilhelm Amo / Part 2

17.01.2021 16:00

ON AIR On SAVVYZΛΛR in Berlin 88.4 FM & Potsdam 90.7 FM as well as streamed online on our website, and on Facebook


The show’s artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, 2020

A.W.Amo quotes read by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Kelly Krugman, Kamila Metwaly, and Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, 2021

The show’s following artists and references to their artworks: Resolve Collective, Claudia Martínez Garay, Antje Majewski & Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Akinbode Akinbiyi

Radio Edit: Arlette-Louise Ndakoze

Visual: Installation views by Raisa Galofre

17:00 - 18:00


With Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Episode 1: Music for Mother Earth

In the first episode of his commission for SAVVYZΛΛR, musician and teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds Tiokasin Ghosthorse will engage in conversation with his colleagues, the musicians Matthew O’Neill and Raye Zaragoza.

Tiokasin will be talking with Matthew about his latest project, “Music for The Mother” to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day in Turtle Island which is now called the United States. The debut album featuring the Ancestral Teyuna Music from the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta in Colombia has been produced by Matthew’s record label Underwater Panther Coalition which is committed to supporting Indigenous rights and celebrating ancestral musical traditions by releasing projects based on time-honored traditions of gratitude, appreciation, respect and reverence for Mother Earth. The album is particularly special as it is the first record of its kind and first time a female from Teyuna has ever been recorded. Each track is recorded by the spiritual leaders and promotes healing and cultural integrity through song and ceremony. This release serves as an important defining moment of preservation for these Indigenous peoples of the mountain region. Underwater Panther Coalition shares 50 percent of profits with the Indigenous groups affiliated with each project.

In the second half of his session, Tiokasin Ghosthorse is joined by Raye Zaragoza, anan award winning singer-songwriter who Paste Magazine called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye shares her unique perspective and stories through songs that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. Her forthcoming sophomore LP produced by Tucker Martine will be released in summer 2020. “As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life,” she Raye. “I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice.” Raye’s modern-day protest music has been featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, and PopMatters. She has toured in support of Dispatch, Rising Appalachia, William Elliott Whitmore, Dar Williams, Donovan Woods, and many more.

TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE — Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota—is an international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective. A survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Lakota Reservations in South Dakota and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man,” Tiokasin has a long history of Indigenous activism and advocacy. He spoke as a 15-year-old at the United Nations - Lake Geneva, Switzerland. He is an active board member of Simply Smiles, Green Cross International, and The Center for Earth Ethics.