Fall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary Party
Goethe Pop Up Houston and Axelrad Concert Series present No Walls. Just Musik.
Sofia Portanet & Band (Berlin)
John Allen Stephens Pearl Crush (Houston)
November 9, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the the fall of the Berlin Wall. On the occasion of this historic moment and the conclusion of Wunderbar Together – Year of German-American Friendship
, we’re bringing together electro sounds from Berlin and Houston.
There was no east. There was no west.
There was just music.
Johnnie Stieler, techno club pioneer
In a time of pivotal political changes, electronic music became the unifying soundtrack of the new post-1989 era, in both a previously divided Germany and around the world. No Walls. Just Musik.
is a celebration of music, the borders it transgresses, and the global friendships it forms.
Born on the very day the Berlin Wall fell, Sofia Portanet
takes a contemporary twist on Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) and post punk.
is the solo project from frontwoman for electronica trio BLSHS. Sole producer, singer, and songwriter, MIEARS crafts melodic electropop with rich synthesizers and vocals.
Artist, music producer and multi-instrumentalist, John Allen Stephens
blends elements of pop, r&b and electronic music.
The solo project of musician, producer and vocalist Mandy Kim Clinton, Pearl Crush
combines synth and dream pop with R&B influences.
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Wunderbar Together is a year-long festival celebrating Germany’s close friendship to the United States. The celebration highlights the strong relationship between the two countries, which is rooted in deep historical ties, shared values, and bold visions for the future. Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).