Online - German-Turkish Cultural Exchange - German Songs
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
free online event