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Record numbers of German bands at SXSW

24 German solo artists and bands, two from Hamburg to perform at SXSW

James Minor, chief booker at SXSW, has chosen 24 bands and solo artists from Germany to perform at SXSW, underway in Austin from March 9-18, 2018. “This year, we are presenting very diverse sounds from Germany to the world.” The musicians include the Hamburg-based acts include RnB singer Ace Tee, and Meute – a techno marching band.

“Wunderbar Musiktag” for newcomers

Musicians from Germany include Fenster, Lali Puna and Mary Ocher, that have often performed in the United Sates and many newcomer acts, who are debuting in America. The Initiative Musik, the German government’s funding agency is holding a “Wunderbar Musiktag” in the German Haus at SXSW. That day will be under the theme “Next Generation Krautrock” and will highlight unusual sounds from Germany. The Meute marching band will kickstart the music acts with house and techno played on brass band instruments.

“During the two years, since our first street gig in Hamburg, we have played many crazy concerts all over Europe. Now, we want to find out what the world on the other side of the Atlantic is like and what people say to our marching band interpretations. Our homecity and the Initiative Musik are backing our trip to the Wild West. That’s mega. We can’t wait to see what will happen,” said Thomas Burhorn, trumpeter with Meute.

Initiative Musik promoting German acts

Guests can also look forward to top panels at the documentary film “Conny Plank – The Potential of Noise” screening in the “24 Beats per Second” category at the SXSW film festival. Some 16 German acts are receiving funds from the Initiative Musik for short tours abroad with the goal of facilitating their entry onto the market or to continue establishing their presence. SXSW also showcases the Musicboard Berlin, the Reeperbahn Festival and the Womex World Music Expo.

Over 1,000 German expert delegates at SXSW

Around 1,000 experts from Germany are expected in Austin this year. The Initiative Musik is Germany’s largest export support project. It is now organising the 9th Wunderbar – Germany Day at SXSW. The German Haus and the German pavilion are the main hubs of German activities during SXSW. The German Haus is part of the German government’s culture and creative industries initiative and that of the states of Hamburg, Berlin, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Saxony, and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as the cities of Hanover and Munich. The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, the Austrian export organisation, the German Federal Association of Music Technology and many private commercial partners are taking part in the presentation at SXSW.
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Sources and further information:
www.initiative-musik.de
www.german-haus.com
www.sxsw.com

SXSW MUSIC 2018

24 bands and solo artists from Germany

ACE TEE
RnB/ rap from Hamburg
www.ace-tee.com

ALICE PHOEBE LOU
Singer/ songwriter from Berlin
www.alicephoebelou.com

ANDREW APPELPIE
Electronic music from Munich
www.andrewapplepie.com

BLACKBERRIES
Psychedelia / Krautpop from Colonge
www.blackberriesmusic.com

DAVID GTRONIC
Twisted Techno from Berlin
www.soundcloud.com/davidgtronic

EMMA ELISABETH
Alternative Pop/ rock from Berlin
www.emma-elisabeth.com

FENSTER
Indie-Pop from Berlin
www.fensterfensterfenster.com

GATO PRETO
Afrofutoristic bass from Düsseldorf
www.gatopretomusic.com

GEMMA RAY
Songwriter from Berlin
www.gemmaray.tv

JAGUWAR
Shoegaze / Noisepop from Berlin
www.de-de.facebook.com/jaguwarmusic/

JOASIHNO
Experimental pop from Munich
www.joasihno.de

JOHN MOODS
Singer/ Songwriter pop from Berlin
www.facebook.com/thejohnmoods

KELVYN COLT
Rap from Bingen
www.kelvyncolt.com

KIM PETRAS
Pop music from Cologne
www.kimpetras.com

LALI PUNA
Electronic pop from Munich
www.lalipuna.de

LINDA LEE
Elektronic music from Berlin
www.soundcloud.com/lee-linda

MARY OCHER
Avant-pop /experimental from Berlin
www.maryocher.com

MEUTE
Techno marching band from Hamburg
www.meute.eu

MONOLOC
Elektronic music from Berlin
www.monoloc.net

OY
Futuristic Pop from Berlin
www.oy-music.com

PEREL
Elektronic music from Berlin
www.soundcloud.com/perel-music

ROI PEREZ
Electronic music from Berlin
www.soundcloud.com/roi_perez

SEA MOYA
Afro-Kraut-Beat from Mannheim
www.seamoya.com

WORLD BRAIN
Pop music from music from Berlin
www.facebook.com/mondecerveau

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