Dark Suburb – The Awakening (live)

Despite their intimidating stage personas, the band advocates a social perspective that looks beyond the confines of Ghana’s highly class-, gender-, and ethnicity-structured society. The “We are all skeletons” slogan looks to bones, not as symbols of death and warning, but as a fundamental characteristic joining all humanity – a basic structure that cannot easily be categorized in terms of race, nationality, sexuality, or religion. As the singer searched for a theme to communicate these ideas, he eventually asked himself: “What’s the one thing that makes people the same? It’s the blood and the skeleton – the frame. Of course I can’t represent blood in any image, so I chose the skeleton.”

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