The ROOTS&ROUTES Summer Course was all about empowerment of young talents: 22 young people from Cologne and all over Germany developed 12 own songs and 3 choreographies, and they produced a lavish music video.
Highlights of the three intense workshop weeks included masterclasses with the German reggae star Nosliw and rapper Def Benski, who had reached #2 of the German charts with his crew Die Firma in 2005; as well as performances at S.O.M.A. festival Cologne and Juicy Beats festival Dortmund. At the final multi-camera live videoshow all highlights from the three weeks were presented.
ROOTS&ROUTES Summer Courses is a project by JFC Medienzentrums Köln, Mira Media Utrecht, Roots&Routes Netherlands, ABi Associates London, Frontline AV Coventry, RiF Lille/France and Stadia Polytechnica Helsinki. ROOTS&ROUTES Summer Courses are internationally funded by the EU programme LEONARDO. The German project is additionally funded by AKTION MENSCH in the context of the project Urban Culture: For Integration now!.
Music video from the ROOTS&ROUTES Summer Course 2007.
A film by Marcel Semtner, Thomas Spallek, Tuebchen, Jörg Schürmann and Sebastian Menzel.
Featuring the whole Summer Course 2007 crowd plus as guest actors: Carolina Uftring, Alina Stoll, Jaqueline Krings, Linda Manzambi, Alper Ozat, Eka Karsten, Pia Hefer, Lara Landwehr, Niklas Kuhn, Jan Hückeler, E.T., Alina Schirschowa, Kemal Köksal, Luisa vom Steeg, Judith Enders, Sara Krüger, Volker Eigemann, Hüsni Turnaz, Stephan Haeger, Jens Stuhldreier, Erwin Paech and Sinan Jarrar.
Music written and performed by Marijana Pucko, Christian Schons a.k.a. Cizzah, Ibo Sylja a.k.a. Jack-Bo-Y, Piera Montenero a.k.a. Miss PM, Falko Schönian and Lyonnel Mounkassa. Additional Vocals: Barbara Greshake and Tabea Thomaschke. Melodica: Sascha Düx. Produced by Lyonnel Mounkassa and Jimi Renfro.