Music can constitute and change social groups

musik grenzenlosThe ability of humans to distinguish musical sound events from other acoustic stimuli is one of the most complex achievements of the human brain.
Music takes place in society. It is in constant and mutual dependence and influence: it is influenced by social factors in its production, composition and performance, and in its reception it influences people and thus society. Music depends on the social roles of the people who invent it, sing and play it, listen to it, distribute it, collect it, buy it, prefer it or reject it; it is also dependent on the institutions that arise through music. Through ethical, aesthetic or other value judgments, it forms norms with regard to behaviour towards it. It is able to constitute and change social groups.
Music, like language, is an essential element of a culture and therefore an expression of the individual and collective identity of a society, community or group. Music is therefore the carrier of this cultural identity, the sensitive cultural memory and the grown cultural diversity of a community.
Musical environments lead to the formation of subcultures. They enable people to live out their cognitive and emotional designs in a fulfilling way. On the one hand, this applies to youth cultures such as punk, hip-hop or gothic, but on the other hand it also includes connoisseurs and lovers of early music, opera, etc. musical sub-areas. Subcultures represent communicative networks. Their members communicate by defining themselves not only primarily through a common taste in music, but also through clothing and lifestyle, group languages and joint music-accompanied activities such as music festivals.

InFusion Trio, only looper band worldwide performed on CMT

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InFusion Trio, only looper band worldwide performed on CMT

Very relaxed but lively, it was a music show, that impressed us at the booth of this year's partner country Hungary, so there were in addition to traditional folkloric dances some performances of modern electronic music, especially in the interpretation of the group InFusion Trio from Budapest.

International Street Art Music Festival at Residential Palace

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International Street Art Music Festival at Residential Palace

The Residential Palace in Ludwigsburg is a truly impressive exclusive baroque building probably surrounded by one of the largest baroque palace complexes in Germany, built between 1704 and 1733 under the rule of Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg in the Baroque style.

Chalgia Sound System - Balkan Fest in Thessalonica

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Chalgia Sound System - Balkan Fest in Thessalonica

Thanks to a note from Max and Jonas, two travelers on their way to Iran, who have just arrived at a stopover in a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, to attend a four-week aid course, we were told that the Balkan festival was held in Thessalonica.

Atiye Deniz Yılmaz - songs for Kucuk Sirlar

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Atiye Deniz Yılmaz

As a Daughter of a Turkish father and a Dutch mother, Deniz was born in the city of Bremen, Germany on the 22nd of November, 1988. She went through the first half of her elementary education in Bremen and the second half in Izmir, Turkey.

Backdoor Connection - a band from Augsburg, Germany

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Backdoor Connection from Augsburg

Backdoor Connection, which is a band from Augsburg and has stayed away from monotonous main movement, has been offering a very powerful cocktail which constitutes a variance for 8 years.

Can Bonomo and Can Brothers

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Can Bonomo and Can Brothers

Can Bonomo started playing guitar at the age of 8, when he was introduced to music with the inspiration of his neighbor.  Throughout his high school and university years, Bonomo, together with amateur music bands, staged several concerts in Izmir and Istanbul. 

Hip-hop culture and Rap music as a tolerance bridge

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Hip-hop culture and Rap music

How can we use art of Rap and hip-hop culture in a way that supports tolerance, peace and love?

The culture of tolerance – a team spirit that is formed in order to overcome political, economical, social, religious and other differences.

Kirac - rock musician from Elbistan / Turkey

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Kirac - rock musician

Kirac, his complete name is Ali Tufan Kirac, was born the 17th of June, 1972 in Elbistan in the province of Kahramanmaras. At that time his father was working as a teacher. Because of getting a new job in Istanbul the whole family moved there in 1982.

Loreena McKennitt Biography - from Canada

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Loreena McKennitt Biography

Loreena McKennitt is a rarity in popular music - a self-managed, self-produced artist who owns her own record label, whose music crosses stylistic and cultural boundaries, and who has sold more than 14 million records worldwide.

Turkey’s maNga to rock EU: We Could Be The Same

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Turkey’s maNga to rock Europe

Turkey once again opted for an internal selection and chose the rap rock band maNga to represent the country at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. “We Could Be The Same” was written by Ferman Akgül and Evren Özdemir and is drawn to close the competition in the 2nd Semi- Final on 27th May.(by Daniel Mourinho)

Matty Ellis from Australia - The Ellis Collective

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Matty Ellis from Australia

"Matty Ellis is the front man of award winning Australian Indie six-piece The Ellis Collective.  Heralded as 'one of the most intelligent, compelling and honest male singer-songwriters to emerge in along while" (Rhythms Magazine), his distinctive sound is both undeniably unique and unmistakably Australian. 

Mustafa Sandal - "Moonlight", "Araba" and "Isyankar"

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Mustafa Sandal

Mustafa Sandal, commonly known as Musti, is a famous Turkish pop singer. Next to Turkish, he is fluent in English, Italian and French. He emerged in the early 1990s with the revival of Turkish pop music and is one of the most successful pop singers in Turkey with overall sales of 17 million copies.

Sezen Aksu - well known all over Europe

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Sezen Aksu

Sezen Aksu was born July 13, 1954 as Fatma Sezen Yıldırım in Sarayköy, Denizli, Turkey. At the age of three her family moved to İzmir, she finished high school and began studying at the local agricultural institute. Because of first success in music, she left college without degree.

Diversity of Music - traditional Turkish instruments

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Diversity of Music

Turkish folk music is not only heard at special folk evenings for tourists at the beach resorts, it can be heard at certain traditional events. Still a part of Turkish society, folk music is played at marriages in the villages as well as during evenings for dancing.

Turkish Rap Music - Serin Karatas from Izmir

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Turkish Rap Music - Serin Karatas

Serin Karatas, who has brought a new taste to Turkish Rap Music with his music and vocal records, made his first record in 1998. He joined in Tehlike crew which was one of the best crews of that time with his first track which was supported by Kuvai Izmir. After 4 years of performance, he had a silent period.

Emre Aydin - turkish Rock with Cadde from Izmir

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Emre Aydin - turkish Rock

Emre Aydın is one of the most well known Turkish rock singers and songwriters of today’s music world. Born in Isparta on 2nd of February 1981 as first son of Saban and Nemin Aydin, he began playing saz at an early age and later on changed to guitar.

Museum of Jever - Break On Through to the Other Side!

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Museum of Jever - Break On Through to the Other Side!

The visit to Jever had led us to the Castle Museum, which is known as a cultural history museum due to its lifelike exhibitions and rooms of the late Middle Ages and the following centuries which artifacts are well known far beyond the city limits of Jever.

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