Exploring The Supermarket, Stockholm and the Cakewalk-

The CAKE as performance, and interactive art installation, researching the Afro European Artists in Sweden led me to this artist who has a fascinating twist on "CAKE".

Swedish Transatlantic slave trade Afro Europe, Black People in Sweden (Afro-Swedes) demonstrated in the main capital Stockholm to support a bill to recognize Sweden's role in the transatlantic slave traded. The demonstration was held on May 12th, 2011. But Sweden, slave trade and the Caribbean doesn't sound natural when you think of Sweden. But long after most colonial powers abolished slavery, Sweden was still trafficking slaves. In 1847 Sweden proclaimed slavery illegal. Only then were the last slaves in the Swedish slave plantation island St. Barthelemy in the West Indies set free.

The demonstration in Stockholm was not only about slavery, but also against racism in general. Urbanlife.se was at the demonstration and made the following impression. "A lot has happened in Sweden recently to believe that change is on the way. Although the change I describe is perhaps not in line with Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of the bus on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, it is however, the first time in Sweden's history where Afro-Swedes, a term people of African and Caribbean descent fight to be addressed as - have joined together in protest.




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