Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2017

VA - Rote Lieder - Festival des polititschen Liedes 8

"Singe-Bewegung" and "Oktoberklub" in East Germany, part 12.

Festival des politischen Liedes (Political Song Festival)

Music festivals played a key role in the dissemination of political folk songs in the 1960s. In den US it was the Newport Folk Festival; in West Germany the Chanson and Folklore Festival, held from 1964–69 at Burg Waldeck in Hunsrück, attracted a wide public with prominent artists like Franz-Josef Degenhardt, Reinhard Mey, Hannes Wader and Dieter Süverkrüp. In East Berlin a "Festival des politischen Liedes" (Political Song Festival) was held from 1970–90. Begun as an anniversary party of sorts for the Oktoberklub, it became one of the biggest music events in the German Democratic Republic. Artists from over 60 countries and every continent played here, including leading lights of the folk and singer-songwriter scenes like Miriam Makeba, Quilapayún and Pete Seeger. The West German contingent ranged from Degenhardt, Wader and Floh de Cologne to Zupfgeigenhansel, Heinz-Rudolf Kunze and Konstantin Wecker. The festival was instrumentalized for political PR purposes, but was above all a window on the world, a “political carnival”, as songwriter Hans-Eckardt Wenzel put it, that “briefly suspended the drab monotony of day-to-day life in East Germany”.

1.Jahrgang '49Wer aber ist die Partei
2.TrovanteNuvem Negra
3.Alen MakMelnistscha Sa Ziment
4.Singegruppe Aus Der Vdr LaosSainam Say
5.KiesosReforma Agraria
6.Frankie ArmstrongThe Lament Of The Working Class Hero's Wife
7.OktoberklubDas Brot des Volkes
8.Hannes WaderFreunde, Genossen
9.MoncadaCuando Tenga La Tierra
10.Skiffle SchwerinBrüder, seht, die rote Fahne
11.Rosa LeónCancion De Cuna Para Victor G. Leon
12.Dieter SüverkrüpDer Sozialismus, Genossen
13.Maria Dimitriadi And Notis MawrudisDie Versammlung der Studenten
14.Yaki KandruAus einer Kantate indianischer Musik

VA - Rote Lieder - Festival des polititschen Liedes 8
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4 Kommentare:

Fred hat gesagt…

Thank you for this series. It is very informative. I seem to have missed part 10. Is it possible to re-post please?

zero hat gesagt…

If you are looking for part 10 of the "Singebewegung" series, you can find it here:

I will post the recordings of the 10th Festival des politischen Liedes as soon as i find the album...


Anonym hat gesagt…

Leider down. Wärs möglich, das Album nochmal hochzuladen? Das wäre super!

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link. Best wishes!

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