BIPoC musicians and artists are still very underrepresented in music and art scenes. They are under-appreciated by labels, broadcasters and booking agents, both in terms of recognition and financial terms. From a historical point of view genres like rock and punk have been mostly associated with white British and white US-Americans acts. The music’s originally black roots have been actively concealed for decades. Although Black people invented rock and roll, BIPoC artists in this scene are either comparatively less well known or invisible, as the audience doesn’t know and acknowledge that they are BIPoCs.
In order to counteract this discrepancy and give a diverse artist community its rightful space, DECOLONOIZE, a Berlin collective of BIPoC musicians and music lovers, organizes concerts and events in the old punk way: From The Scene – For The Scene.