Barbara Hallama takes us on a journey through multicultural Berlin and its vibrant, varied music scene.
German DJ and music blogger Barbara Hallama takes us on a musical journey through multicultural Berlin, and proves that there is more to the city's scene than techno and electronic music. She drops in to the Peace by Peace Festival set up by two Berlin musicians with Eritrean roots, visits the former headquarters of East Germany's national radio, now taken over by recording artists, and ventures into outlying neighbourhoods now being colonised by creatives priced out of the gentrified centre.
Featured musicians include Fetsum and Grossstadtgeflüster, both performers at Peace by Peace, electronic artists Perera Elsewhere and Nisse, and Oum Shatt, whose sound is influenced by Greek rembetika blues. There's also the danceable punk of Judith Holofernes, and a taste of Berlin´s feminist hip hop scene courtesy of Sookee.
Photo: Grossstadtgeflüster Credit: Rafael Estefania