German-African concert at the Federal Foreign Office with Wolfgang Niedecken (BAP) and Eric Wainaina (Kenya)
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has issued an invitation to a summer concert with BAP founder Wolfgang Niedecken and Kenyan singer Eric Wainaina. It is entitled “Welcome Africa – Köln meets Kenia” and is taking place at the Federal Foreign Office on Monday (12 June). With this first, the two musicians are promoting relations between both countries and cultures as well as cross-border cultural co‑production through the medium of music. State Secretary Walter Lindner will also take part in the performance as an expression of his close affinity with Africa.
Wolfgang Niedecken has a special connection to Africa. Together with the children’s charity World Vision, he founded the aid programme REBOUND, which supports former child soldiers in the Congo.
Eric Wainaina has won such accolades as the pan‑African music award KORA and has been involved in social projects also beyond Kenya’s borders.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting the Compact with Africa initiative as part of the G20 Africa Partnership.