#GoetheSounds © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

 What is the project #GoetheSounds?

When the Covid-19-pandemic hit in March of 2020, the Goethe-Institut did the responsible thing. We closed our doors and cancelled all events.

Then we had a dilemma: We knew we would not only miss out on the things that we do, but also the people we meet. Be it through open discussion, working with partners or chance encounters in the hallway - the connections we make with our audience is a major part of what we do and one that is very enjoyable!

Along with the sister project #GoetheAtHome we started to show a more personal side of us on social media.

Our #GoetheSounds series is all about the love for music! Every week, one staff member talks about their favorite music and what it means for them. Below is a chronological collection of all the posts we've made for the series.

Francois Venter - 22.07.2020

Amanda de Beer - 08.07.2020

Jonas Radunz - 24.06.2020

Andreas Möckel - 17.06.2020

Francois Venter - 10.06.2020

Matthias Witte - 03.06.2020

Arthur Rapp - 27.05.2020

Asma Diakite - 20.05.2020

Francois Venter - 13.05.2020

Munshya Nalomba - 06.05.2020

Every Wednesday, one of our colleagues presents their favorite music for our #GoetheSounds series. Munshya Nalomba, our library coordinator, speaks about her love for Afrobeats:
“This was a particulary difficult challenge for me, because anyone who knows me knows that music is my first love. So choosing one song was very difficult, I never listen to one genre at a time. For the purpose of #GoetheSounds I will choose two songs: First up is „Pana“ by Tekno, a Nigerian musician - this song to me represents the beginning of my love affair with Afrobeats. I haven’t gotten over it ever since. Whenever I hear this song, the beat makes me feel like dancing and brings me so much joy, a much needed emotion during these tough times. My second song is „Ye“ by Burnaboy one of my favourite Afrobeats artists. The smooth rythmic sound of this song relaxes me in these stressful COVID 19 times.“

Mukundi Lambani - 29.04.2020

Sören Jonsson - 22.04.2020

Jonas Radunz - 15.04.2020

Our #GoetheSounds series is all about the love for music! Every week, one staff member takes about their favorite song. Today it’s Jonas Radunz’ turn, who is our Public Relations Officer:

“Picking one specific song was very stressful for me as a DJ, but here’s the story to one of the songs that mean a lot to me - DJ Kent’s “On Top Of The World”.

One faithful 19 April 2013, a young German volunteer working at the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in Soweto met a beautiful South African lady. He managed to gather all his courage and asked for her number, and in their following chats they soon discovered a similar taste in music and even better, a taste for each other. In these times, the young lad would sit at home, listen to “On Top Of The World” and daydream about being with the lady of his heart forever.

Fast forward to today and the two lovebirds are approaching their 2 year wedding anniversary and have a beautiful son together. And still today, they like to listen to “On Top Of The World” and remember the time when they first met.”

Link to the song: https://youtu.be/HW_EpUGe308

Masechaba Moloi - 09.04.2020

Francois Venter - 01.04.2020