The only good news is bad news? No, think some media in Germany and want to report more constructively in future. Their biggest critics are found within their own ranks.
In 1925, the African-American philosopher Alain Locke (1886-1954) launched a revolutionary black arts movement now known as the Harlem Renaissance. In this episode of The Big Pond, producer Bilal Qureshi traces Alain Locke’s ideas back to one city in particular – Berlin.
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.
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.