In this series, we will delve into all sorts of music genres - presenting German artists and bands performing everything from electronic and dance, to hip hop, rap, reggae and dancehall, rock, pop and indie rock.
It's been ten years since Mannheim's Pop Academy was founded. While it has yet to churn out any world-famous artists, it's been the starting point for many careers in the German music industry. (21.10.2013)
From kid in the provinces to rocker, activist and eccentric: Udo Lindenberg wears many hats. Or actually, only one. The granddaddy of German-language rock shows no signs of stopping. (12.09.2013)
As lead singer of the dance band Cascada, Natalie Horler has sold millions of CDs. The attractive Bonn singer comes from a musical family. Her father, David, says: "The band has the will to succeed!" (29.08.2013)
You could call them the most German of German bands. Kraftwerk's innovative approach to music has allowed their sound to branch throughout many genres and trends that came after the band's first releases in the 1970s. (20.08.2013)
Rammstein's world tour just came to an end at Wacken. There's media hype and a dash of mysticism wherever Germany's most successful metal band goes. But the band's personal assistant wants none of it. (09.08.2013)
The three musicians in Sizarr came together as an inexperienced student band in 2009. These days, the trio is all over German summer festival line-ups. They were a hit with their show at c/o pop. (02.08.2013)
As the front man of Einstürzende Neubauten and co-founder of renowned indie band Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Blixa Bargeld is among the major icons of Germany's underground music scene. (30.07.2013)
Berlin band Culcha Candela is a musical melting pot - blending reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop with lyrics in English, German, Spanish, and Patois. Deutsche Welle spoke with band singer Johnny Strange. (19.07.2013)
These days, it's no surprise for German-language pop songs to top Germany's charts. But it wasn't until the beginning of the 1980s - with the Neue Deutsche Welle - that the language really began to gain its pop footing. (14.07.2013)
Hip-hop has morphed from a creation in New York’s subculture of underprivileged youth into a global movement. In Germany, it has a long tradition of addressing problems drawn from immigrant youth culture. (05.07.2013)
A special edition of PopXport on the most influential German band ever: Kraftwerk. We outline the history of these pioneers of electronic music, show clips from legendary performances, and talk with former band members.
On this week’s show: Gurr – indie pop hopefuls from Berlin. Elif – German-Turkish pop musician with a new album. Johannes Oerding – the singer-songwriter is on tour. Also: music from Bushido, Toksï and The Other Ones.
This time: the return of electropop duo 2Raumwohnung, the latest feats by indie rockets Kraftklub, and an interview with German-Ghanian reggae charmer Frank Dellé.
Who will win the Golden Bear? Bets are open, but some of the most promising works of the Berlinale's competition were shown at the end of the festival. Here's a look at the top candidates.
Von Stosch won the Islamic Republic's "World Award for Book of the Year" for his work examining Islam from a Christian point of view. The theologian said the award honored all those who support an "emancipated" Islam.
Shy and standing in the shadows of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, "The Beatles" lead guitarist became known as "The silent Beatle." A look at George Harrison's life in honor of his 75th birthday.
Pudgy, flat-faced, sniffling, with an adoring gaze – pugs are a hit with dog-lovers. In Germany and around the world, the soft, wrinkly, lovable hounds have become a high fashion breed. What makes them so irresistible?
Russia’s independent gaming scene between art, business, politics and censorship.
The German Goethe Institute is hosting an interactive exhibition titled ‘Games and Politics’ in Novosibirk, bringing together the country’s gaming scene.
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