Music from Germany – Oliver Shanti

Ulrich Schulz, born as Oliver Shanti in Hamburg 1948, is a german new age musician. Although his music is impressive, Schulz was sentenced to nearly 7 years prison in 2009, because of child sexual abuse. No respekt to this, even if it seems so damn strange to me, listening to a criminal! But you should really listen to this song called “Sacral Nirvana”:

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Music from Germany – Hans Blum

Hans Blum, born in 1928, is a german componist, singer and producer. Here’s one of his most popular songs called “Im Wagen Vor Mir” together with Daffi Cramer:

Music from Germany – Alphaville Band

Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were Marian Gold (real name Hartwig Schierbaum, born 26 May 1954 inHerford, North Rhine-Westphalia), Bernhard Lloyd (real name Bernhard Gößling, born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name Frank Sorgatz, born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville. They are best known for their three biggest hits, “Big in Japan”, “Sounds Like a Melody” and “Forever Young”. Here is “Forever Young”

 

Music from Germany – Klaus Weiland

Klaus Weiland, born in 1947, is a german folk guitarist and singer-songwriter.  Here’s probably the most popular fingerstyle piece in Germany, “Das Loch in der Banane”:

Music from Austria – Udo Jürgens

This one is for my blonde friend who turned 17 today :) “17 Jahr, blondes Haar” (“17 years, blonde hair”) ;)
Udo Jürgens is an Austrian composer and singer. He is one of the most popular musicians in the German speaking area.

German Electronic Music

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In Germany, we have – as I could experience in the last months – very many great electro, techno and house musicians and bands. So I want to show you  three great bands; I still discovered many of them in 2012 in school. The three bands/musicians are WankelmutOliver Koletzki and Nils Hoffmann.

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Music from Ghana/Germany – Y´Akoto

Jennifer Yaa Akoto, well-known by his stage name  Y´Akoto,  born in Hamburg is daughter of a Ghanaian father and a German mother. Here is her song  “Diamonds”