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 the US – Honeywagon

Honeywagon , a bluegrass coverband (Bryan Clark, Benjamin Levine )from Nashville Tennessee, i think they´ve spezialised on covering songs of the king of Pop  Michael Jackson himself . Love that sound , fresh and inspiring

Here is “Thriller”

Music from France – Christophe Chassol

Really an unusual musician and composer. His arrangements cannot be classified , using electronic equipment ,using loops and combining them with his piano play.

He calls his project : Visualizing Harmony

Christopher Chassol is born 1976 in Martinique . According to wikipedia he gets his inspriation from musicians as Miles Davis , The Cure , Strawinsky and Ennio Morricone . EDIT : I know it´s not mainstream music , but that´s the reason why i´ve choose it .