With two years of the ZweiundVierzig (42) initiative and twenty-two editions under our belt, it's time we continue to explore our Recommends segment. 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 rap to trap; to rock, pop, and techno; to dancehall, reggae, and bossa nova, etc.; ZweiundVierzig 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.