In our Melting Pop series, PopXport introduces artists from Germany whose families come from all over the world. This time we meet Blumio, a Düsseldorf rapper with Japanese roots.
With millions of records sold and seven Echo awards, Silbermond is one of Germany’s most popular bands. But success can also be a burden. That's one of the major themes on their latest album "Leichtes Gepäck."
This hour, music by Paul Dessau, Luigi Nono - and a world premiere by Marc Andre.
From a piece about the Spanish Civil War to one about death.
The Scorpions in Paris, Silbermond's latest album, and rap artist Blumio in Melting Pop.
Sarah is in Vienna to discover the secrets of the Viennese Waltz.
After the terror: PopXport follows the Scorpions to an extraordinary concert in Paris. Plus: the return of pop-rockers Silbermond, and we present Blumio, a German rapper of Japanese descent.
Sarah is in Vienna to discover the secrets of the Viennese Waltz. Expert dance instructor Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer sweeps her off her feet and live waltzes are provided by the wonderful ensemble The Philharmonics.
Recalling the genocide on Armenians perpetrated by the Osmanian Empire a century ago, an orchestra of German, Turkish and Armenian musicians is performing world premieres in Berlin.
All over Germany there are traditional specialties on offer which you can only get during Advent. From classical treats like gingerbread all the way to home-baked Christmas cookies.
Compared to his predecessors, the popular Pope Francis does have an unconventional style. Now a new album makes him a rock star. It combines his speeches, prog rock, Gregorian pop and a Chinese choir.
Germany's top criminal and civil court has ruled that Internet providers can be ordered to block certain websites. But it stressed that copyright holders must first try other means to stop illegal content distibution.
Playing Paris is always special for the Scorpions. In 1984, they inaugurated the concert hall in Bercy. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, Tuesday's concert signaled one thing in particular: solidarity with the band's fans in France.
Hip hop artist Sabrina Setlur sampled two seconds of Kraftwerk's music in 1997 - and the electronica pioneers weren't happy about it. After over a decade of litigation, the case is taken to Germany's highest court.
Germany's top court is set to decide on artistic rights of the world-famous band Kraftwerk, whose sample was used in a rap song without consent. The rhythm sequence was originally part of Kraftwerk's "Metall auf Metall."
The terrorist attacks in Paris changed the meaning of going to a concert. But despite the tragedy, nearly 20,000 fans overcame fears and decided to celebrate with Scorpions. A DW film premiere on the band was cancelled.
German hard rock band Scorpions became one of the first international music groups to play live in Paris after the terror attacks. The show at the sold-out Bercy arena produced emotional moments, including when the crowd sang the French national anthem acapella.
Rock band Foo Fighters have released a free five-track mini-album dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks. The release came soon after the band canceled the remainder of its European tour.