Cabaret Buja-BW in Karlsruhe

This time the Cabaret Buja-BW took place in Karlsruhe in the open air. The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) invited the event in cooperation with the Association of the Burundian Diaspora Germany. The event was planned and prepared together with the SEZ. A Burundian church service took place before the meeting.

The Cabaret Buja-BW is a format for informal intercultural exchange between committed people in and from Burundi and Baden-Württemberg. It takes place up to four times a year in various cities in Baden-Württemberg and is each dedicated to a social topic. The thematic focus of the Cabaret Buja-BW in Karlsruhe was “relaxation” and the question: “What do I do to relax, even in these difficult times?” In these very exciting times in both Burundi and Baden-Württemberg It is especially important to pay attention to your own well-being and create moments of relaxation for yourself.

“Evenings like today, chatting in a relaxed atmosphere and eating together, that’s relaxing for me,” was one statement when asked. In addition, spiritual contemplation was also important for some participants. There is probably no patent recipe for how people can relax, whether it's sport, going for a walk, meeting family or friends - everything can help. But the exchange also showed that relaxation takes place on different levels. If this moment of relaxation is consciously perceived, new strength can be drawn from it and used consciously when a break is needed again. The relationship to God, to one's own self, to other people and the relationship to nature were mentioned particularly frequently.

“Such spaces for meetings and the mutual exchange of experiences are very important in partnership work. Only when encounters take place is it possible to learn from each other, unlearn prejudices and approach each other openly. That’s why the cabaret is a very special format,” says Muna Hassaballah from SEZ Burundi Competence Center.

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