Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. A “songcatcher,” capturing and recording the traditional, regional, down-home music of the US, his adopted home after his family left Germany following the end of World War II. For The Big Pond, The Kitchen Sisters present the story of Chris Strachwitz.
Author Simone Buchholz has been honoured for her crime novel series about public prosecutor Chastity Riley, including with the 2019 German Crime Fiction Award. She also writes about love and sexuality.
Historically, New Orleans is a cultural, spiritual and ethnic melting pot. In the streets, you immediately come across signs of French, Caribbean, Native American and Spanish influences. Hard to imagine that there were German immigrants here at one time! But once you know how to read the clues, the picture changes – producer Martina Groß explores Germans’ long history in New Orleans.
What power drives art to change? What causes new forms of expression and new styles? How does the new come into the world? American and German theoreticians show how the arts continue to develop in sudden leaps and bounds from the tension between popular and elite tendencies.
Disruptions, Interruptions, Misruptions, Soundruptions – the Pop Up in Minneapolis offers a year-long program of artistic actions, interventions, and manifestations in public, semi-public, and private space.
Oktoberfest in your own neighborhood! Three mobile beer gardens are touring the States celebrating Bavarian beer and friendship. Our Wiesn website provides the tour’s map, music, and the most important Bavarian vocabulary.