İBB brings together the most popular 'German Folk Songs' of the last 60 years with Istanbulites. The 'German Folk Songs Group', which came to Istanbul as part of the labor migration activities to Germany, will meet with music lovers on November 3 at CRR. The concert, which will bring together the bittersweet stories of Turkish-German music history, is open to the public and free of charge.
In the concert to be hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM); Ruddi Sodemann with his violin, Derdiyoklar Ali with his electro instrument, Erci E., a member of the rap cartel, and 30 valuable artists will meet with music lovers from Istanbul.
A lot has happened in the 60 years since the work migration agreement between Germany and Turkey. Joys, sorrows, sorrows, longings. During this time, all these emotions poured into rhythms and melodies. The "German Folk Songs" music group from Germany will meet with Istanbulites with the "German Folk Songs" concert, which embodies all these bittersweet feelings of the last 60 years.
At the concert to be hosted by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), the song "Germany Bitter Homeland" will be performed by the "Spiritual Su Friends Choir", which participated as a guest.
IMM Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar, German Consul General in Istanbul Johannes Regenbrecht, Goethe Institute Director Mani Pournaghi Azar will also attend the program that will take place on November 3 at 20.00:XNUMX at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall. The concert program is open to the public and free of charge.
About the German Folk Songs Group:
“They haven't been listed or received an award over the years. It was as if they had disappeared. For all these years, no one listened to their voices. At first, neither the cameras were directed at them, nor the newspapers and magazines opened their pages to them. Only in Germany? No one knew about them in their distant homeland, where they left their roots. However, the sales figures were unbelievable.
One of the biggest hits of the music industry in Germany in 1974; It was the song “Theo, wir fahren nach Lodz” performed by Vicky Leandros. According to official figures, the record sold 400 thousand copies and conquered the hearts of all Germans. However, a year later, Yüksel Özkasap's “White Horseman”, which his fans referred to as the “Cologne Nightingale”, would double Leandros' sales figures and exceed 800 thousand. No one would even notice. Perhaps no one still knows that “The White Horseman” is one of the best-selling records of all time in Germany.”