Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.

Music from Uganda – Opira Morise Kato // World Music

Opira Morise Kato is a musician from Uganda singing “in Acholi-language and plays on a traditional Ugandan instrument called ‘Adungu’. He made this acoustic instrument into an electrical one.” ( Listen to his nice song “The Problem Won’t Allow Me To Sleep”: