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    With this project, COME IN TENT is dedicating its journey to instruments - in particular the lost drums (Ongoma). Despite the rich and complex cultural history of these instruments, they seem to have disappeared from their countries of origin. However, some drums from Namibia lie dormant in Hamburg, preserved with toxic liquids, archived with object numbers and dubious museum designations. An unexpected journey begins in summer 2021 with the drum 74.41:234 in the attic archive of the "Africa Collections" at MARKK Hamburg.

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  • Re-Enactment of Things

    It is well known that the city of Hamburg was significantly involved in the German / European colonial history: For instance that Hamburgs biggest ship owner and merchant A. Woermann was successfully convincing Bismarck to occupy territory in Namibia and to initiate the so called Congo Conference because his interest was to expand in order to secure new markets on the African continent.

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