Deutsches Haus at NYU presents, ZweiundVierzig (ZV), a monthly playlist that explores German music in a transatlantic dialogue with the trends occurring in the contemporary American music industry. What kind of music is popular in the German-speaking world compared to in the United States? What does the demographic of the performers/artists say about the political, social, and cultural shifts in the German-speaking countries compared to in the United States? What parallels can be drawn between these countries, and what kind of parallel terminology, slang, and themes have developed? What differences are immediately apparent? From urban music, to rap and trap; to rock, pop, and techno; to dancehall, reggae, and bossa nova, etc.; ZweiundVierzig has something for all preferences and is an incredible resource for any language learner or music lover.
ZweiundVierzig, a stylization of the German word for forty-two (42), is the address of Deutsches Haus at NYU (DH), as well as the answer to everything, according to some.
Why do you only update once monthly?
Deutsches Haus at NYU has a full program from cultural events to language classes, but a really small team. Depending on the amount of traction and follows these playlists receive, we'll try to update more frequently. For now, we'll take it slow.
I don't have Spotify! How can I listen?
We'll screenshot the playlist below with every update. That way you can use whatever other streaming service you have, YouTube, or Google to find ways to access the music!
Why not just add the Spotify widget?
NYU is working on making this possible for our interface. Please bear with our alternate display for the time being.
Disclaimers: *Explicit content*
The ideas, terminologies, and views expressed in these songs are not shared by Deutsches Haus at NYU or its team.