With two years of the ZweiundVierzig (42) initiative and seventeen editions under our belt, we think it’s time to introduce a new segment. We’re starting this academic year off with: ZweiundVierzig Recommends! Instead of curated playlist organized through themes, ZweiundVierzig Recommends presents a select artist to highlight as a means to express more concretely the ways in which artists are shaping the German-speaking soundscapes.
ZweiundVierzig (42) is a monthly playlist that explores German music as it relates to the trends occurring in the contemporary American music industry. What kind of music is popular in the German-speaking world? What do the demographics of the performers/artists say about the political, social, and cultural shifts in the German-speaking countries? 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.
Disclaimers: *Explicit content*
The ideas, terminologies, and views expressed in these songs are not shared by Deutsches Haus at NYU or its team.