24.02.2021 to 24.02.2021 | 18:00 | Lecture

Online - German-Turkish Cultural Exchange - German Songs

"1001 Beats between Bonn and Babylon" (1001 Takt zwischen Bonn und Babylon) is a transcultural music project with a total of 45 interactive offers, workshops and events. It promotes intercultural encounters and social coexistence in diversity by building musical bridges between the Orient and Occident. The focus is on putting together an ensemble of German and “Oriental” musicians, and practicing integration through music.


18:00 - 20:00

Online lecture followed by a discussion on music and integration, with a focus on Germany and references to Turkish culture.

Access data: us02web.zoom.us/j/86409137900

Meeting ID: 864 0913 7900

The Zoom room will open 15 minutes before the event.

In 1974 Vicky Leandros sold 400,000 copies of "Theo wir fahr'n nach Lodz" and conquered the hit parade. A year later, "Beyaz Atlı" by Yüksel Özkasap was released in Cologne and demonstrably achieved sales figures twice as high. Nobody knows that even today.

Ms Özkasap, affectionately known as the "Nightingale of Cologne", came to Germany as a guest worker in the early 1960s, just like Metin Türköz, who became Germany's first Turkish folk bard. Sixty years have passed since the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey concluded the so-called recruitment agreement in 1961.

Nedim Hazar's personal story is part of this chronicle of "Germany songs". In the first German-Turkish rock band Yarinistan, Hazar sang about secret love adventures between young migrants and Germans. Decades later, Hazar's son, rapper Eko Fresh, took it much further.

As a music editor in radio and as a TV writer in the 90s, Nedim Hazar got to know other protagonists of "Deutschlandlieder"; for example, the duo Derdiyoklar, who performed at wedding parties in dungarees and sneakers. Or the hip hop formations that emerged after the racist attacks in Mölln and Solingen and became the mouthpiece of the ghettos in German cities. Formations like Cartel, which presented themselves with national symbolism out of defiance.

Join Nedim Hazar on a musical journey through the 60-year history of ethnic Turks in Germany. www.nedimhazar.de


MIGRApolis - Haus der Vielfalt
Brüdergasse 16-18
53111 Bonn

Admission prices

free online event


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