Studio Berlin, broadcast November 2, 2019: Music and the fall of the Berlin Wall

What was the soundtrack of the late '80s, shortly before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall? In this episode of Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum explores the power of music and how it captured the spirit of freedom and united people in East and West Germany.

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Show broadcast November 2, 2019: Music and the fall of the Berlin Wall

 

What was the soundtrack of the late ’80s, shortly before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall? In this episode of Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum explores the power of music and how it captured the spirit of freedom and united people in East and West Germany.

Erik is joined in studio by Jochen Staadt, leading researcher of the Forschungsverbund SED-Staat at the Freie Universität Berlin. We also hear from Jörg Stempel, worked for the GDR-owned Amiga music label and Tobias Rapp, author of “Lost and Sound: Berlin, Techno and the Easyjetset.”

This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll with assistance from Sylvia Cunningham, Benjamin Restle, and Colin Shea.

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