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Last week, the Swiss band Lauwarm had to cancel a concert in Bern – now a heated debate has broken out in Switzerland. The Swiss dialect band had stepped in at short notice for the performance of another group. But some concert-goers didn’t seem to like it: Several people from the audience approached the organizer during the concert because they felt uncomfortable about the performance, the organizer described.
In the conversations it was about the accusation of cultural appropriation
In consultation with the band, it was finally decided to end the performance – which in turn caused a lot of misunderstanding. If you break off the band’s concert with this reason, you can also remove focaccia and coffee from the menu, after all, they also come from other cultures, wrote one Internet user.
Against the accusation that The band also resists using a racist practice. “We treat all cultures with respect,” she wrote on her Instagram account. »But we also stand by the music we play, by our appearance and by the way we are«. One must discuss the definition and difference between inspiration and appropriation.
“We do not claim that we did the right thing by ending the concert,” the restaurant where the musicians performed justifies itself in a statement on Facebook. However, just letting it continue felt wrong too. However, they don’t think “that members of the band or white people are automatically racists”.
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