Music from Germany – Andreas Bourani

Andreas Bourani , a singer/songwriter from Augsburg /Germany with german/eyptian roots. The 27 year old Bourani released his first album in 2011 and had with the song “Nur in meinem Kopf ” a number one hit single in Germany. After his first success , he seemed to have disappeared ,  until May 2014 , when he released his new single “Auf uns” which became the official german world championship song 2014 and if you have watched the final between Argentina and Germany you could hear it after the game when the officials gave the cup to the german team.

Today the german team came back to Berlin/germany and half a million people waited on the street to welcome them , at least 400000 in front of the Brandenburger Tor , where Bourani opened the welcome party with his song.

and in better quality the official video from the song

In 2011 i had the honour to see Bourani in a Mini Concert , about 100 invited  guests have been there here is my report ( in german from 2011 ) Bourani changed a little bit , his haircut is shorter than 2011.

 http://dinnerfornoone.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/andreas-bourani-minikonzert-tuttlingen/

 

Music from Germany – Brothers of Ivory

Brothers of Ivory - a band founded 2012 in Schorndorf /South Germany . The Trio is playing a mix of southern and alternative rock ,always impressed by the blues . In 2013 they´ve played a lot of gigs in germany and switzerland

Here is their song “Revolution “

Indeed the right name of the band is “Brothers of Ivory ” not (Brothers of Irony :-) ) excuse me ! haha it was late and i didn´t check it , when i wrote it down .

 

 

Music from Germany – Tobias Schuler

Tobias Schuler , a multi instrumentalist from Schramberg (Black Forrest ) Germany ( a town near me , around 30 km away )  , playing at least 20 differnt instruments , watch this ^^

Music from Germany – Quadro Nuevo

Quadro Nuevo , an instrumental quartet , founded 1996 in Salzburg/Austria , a group from germany , the european answer of argentinian tango.

They won several prizes, gave already over 3000 concerts all over the world . They play in concert halls , pubs and on festivals , but they often practise their music also as street muscians.

Here is their song “Nature Boy”

 

Music from Germany – Kaukustic

Have been out last weekend in a bar , here in my hometown , Kaukastic had a gig there , a trio formed 2007  with Bernd Milkau singing and on westernguitar, Laslo Feher on guitar and Daniel Maurer (drums)

Had a lot of fun together with the other 70 people watching their gig , wonderful music  and for free !

Here is their song “Cinamon and Nuts ” a christmas song :-)  a very calm song , but also watch their other songs , indie rock at his best

i love especially this song , when Laslo plays guitar soli in flamenco style

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Music from Germany/ the US – Iggy & The German Kids

Iggy & The German Kids is a collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Ignacio Uriarte and production duo DTC Music Productions.
Iggy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from New York City. At the age of ten he became a member of the Metropolitan children’s chorus, where he sang in over thirty different operas along with performing solo pieces in Tosca, Magic Flute and Billy Bud. When his voice changed at 14 he started writing pop-songs influenced by his love of the Beatles. A self taught guitarist, bassist and pianist, Iggy also took two years of classical voice training after leaving the MET. Throughout college he played and toured with a number of rock bands.

After struggling as a indie-solo artist he began sending demos back in forth with two friends (Hubertus Dahlem and Frederic Todenhöfer) from Germany whom he had met In college. The three sparked an immediate chemistry that resulted in a prolific output of songs, undeniably the best work of his young career.
Over the past year the three of them have been working on what is going to be Iggy’s debut album as a solo artist. The new sound, characterized by elements of Brit-pop, electronica and classic Rock, infuses methodic and anthemic arrangements with strong melodies and clever lyrics (Source: Facebook). Listen to their great song “So Hard”:

Music from Georgia – Sergi Gvarjaladze

Sergi Gvarjaladze  (born November 13, 1967) is a TV and radio presenter, film director, producer and musician in Georgia. He has worked within the Georgian media for 20 years. He has been involved in the commercial production of a number of projects of a social nature. He is a citizen of Germany and has worked in the music industry in that country since 1994 while studying at the University of Munster. He lives in, and divides his time between, both Georgia and Germany. (wiki )

thanks to Inga from Georgia , who brought this song “Artificial Love ”  to me :-)

 

Music from Congo Brazzaville – Niasony Okomo

Niasony Okomo is a congolese singer from Lima, who came to Germany in the age of 13. As she describes herself on her facebook page she sings about her soul, which is torn between Africa and Europe. You could absolutely feel this contrast in her deep voice while she’s performing Afrobeats, traditional Soukous and driving Reggae. Listen to her nice song “Nasina” about a story about trickery and disappointment – a parable for the ongoing desperate situation in the Congo.