The more recognition federal and state policymakers show for the creative output of the German jazz scene, the more jazz musicians engage in public discourse about issues of wider social import. Public recognition breeds confidence within the scene: German jazz musicians not only weighed in on a number of public issues in 2017, they even took a combative stand that got some of those debates going in the first place. [more …]
The year 2017 was marked by courage for innovations in classical music, for example at the music festivals in Salzburg and Bayreuth. In addition, newly opened concert halls brought new experiences for the audience and artists. Julia Spinola looks back on these and other events of the classic year. [more …]
Tropical drums, Berlin hedonism and plaintive pleas – in 2017 electronic music in Germany showed itself once more to be pleasantly multifaceted - and the community to be politically aware and socially involved. Thomas Venker looks back over the year. [more …]
The campaign “Deutschlandjahr” is coming! Starting in October 2018, Germany and its deep ties with the U.S. will be on display all around America. Help us celebrate by submitting ideas for projects that showcase our countries’ partnership in the areas of culture, education and science. Proposals are due by January 20, 2018.
What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the hottest feminist issues and debates of the moment.