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tv   Arts.21  Deutsche Welle  December 28, 2019 12:30pm-1:01pm CET

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and then incredible location. pretty. much of it. your link to this from africa and the world your link to a section of stories discussion someone uses easy and while website demetre comes here to come join us on facebook j w for. them to look. good if. you will. that.
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are far far that are similar are wonderful they're just out of this world so it's like we've known each of the forever and it's amazing how both those different worlds a coming together and working as one by just 6 just 6 have an incredibly velvety very refined sound to have high end klang hats. and. then to. johannesburg south africa's largest city the metropolis is full of contrasts. it's a center of crime and wealth. for neighborhoods known as the townships right next door to office towers 4 and a half 1000000 people live here. ok
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today johannesburg is playing host to a special encounter. to a capella in some ways from 2 different continents have come together c.l.o. from life 6 germany and just 6 from johannesburg south africa. for a week these 6 women and 6 men will join forces to create a common repertoire. well. hope to. each group brings its own musical tradition with it as well as curiosity about the others this in your strum c.l.a have a broad musical education just 6 learn by ear without sheet music they rely on their musicality and intuition will see a classical repertoire fit with the african beats of just 6 right that's all
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beautiful because then it just like out comes on top of what we're doing. with the rhythm what we do with. it is that you joined us make this very basic. you don't proofread. what. is it that. the workshop is being led by marcus debtor vic from germany an expert on south african vocal music he's here to help bring the groups together we know as a consumer student because for something in principle they could also do it alone i think my role is just to organize things a bit. there are 3 or 4 really strong players who are contributing ideas and they're brimming with the order to start i've just given them free rein and lots of
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space and also. you know. the name c.l. is derived from the swedish word for sol this is the ensembles 1st trip to south africa. and i do think it's. the women from leipsic visit constitution hill one of the country's most important historical sites once a fort it was later used as a prison. today it's the seat of south africa's constitutional court. the day after they 1st meet the group's give their 1st concert at a music school in sweater. each group introduces itself by singing a piece from its own repertoire it's. 'd
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great to. get. that. right afterwards they performed their 1st joint arrangement him from the middle ages jazzed up with african beats. c c the who.
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can you believe that we just did that. the 1st time. i. see. and i have truly arrived there finding the african audiences enthusiasm infectious unsellable singing has a long tradition here and is part of everyday life. the next day of rehearsals belongs to seppo to see he's been commissioned by george avila to compose a work that will be rehearsed here for the very 1st time. it's untitled birth of change. the aircraft. carrier. for.
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the vocalists will later be supported by a full symphony orchestra oh whoa. word. here they're getting acquainted with a new work which was created on a computer and has never been performed before. you can see the i. think. at some point things just click into place the jazz musician and composer to poke and the vocalists bring the piece to life was. the. i. was. i was so
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there really was with it still i suppose for me to just think something will be so much action. it just needs to be this michael is going to have. that right to ask the and my 1st impression was that it reminded me of many things film music pop music but it also had very rhythmic elements which were. a little jazzy to jazz these and i think it's amazing the rhythms that will go on you know the 2 different sections that with the i think we're going to have a good turn into sand this is really interesting that these 2 or 3 voices are going to fuse together with the orchestra. and they are not something new for us to sing with a full orchestra. gunson are quaestors ing the piece to pose pieces are usually very exciting and rhythmic so i'm enjoying the glover does this music and the opportunity to sing together have really bonded us. so eamon says i'm sure it
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doesn't feel like we've only known on another for 3 day aside hackers and the stimulus received it. in. instinctively the media which which is what i hoped we would do circle we're going to have a good turn i think it's going to look really. nothing true intellectual about it the military is easy and these seem pitifully so i think you can embody this piece produced. that afternoon c.l.o. pay a visit to the parted museum is south africa's most popular museum and helps visitors understand the effect of the country's past racial segregation. this car was presented to nelson mandela as a gift after his release from prison. the activist who went on to become south
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africa's 1st black president is still ever present here as is his fight against the apartheid regime with all of its horrors. one of the most impressive exhibits is the replica of the tiny jail cell where mandela was held in isolation for years. music was also part of the resistance against departed singing together gave protesters a voice i haven't asked for just you know it just. put it to show i get the feeling that people here express their political opinions through music. and have it as it is 5 and that people here process a lot of their fear. and negative emotions light and mass suffering and pain through music zeke. to me it's simply giving voice to what they're feeling at that moment taught them and yet making something positive out of their pain. this
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weekend i think that's really one of africa's strengths from africa. i had already suspected that singing has a completely different meaning here than it does for us in germany and that it brought people together during the apartheid era and gave them strength and was maybe even used to make political statements political statements of people in the spring had music everything and by man. right now i'm very angry hesitant because i've just seen or been shown how so many personal fates were affected by a party not my idea yeah apartheid could take how many is in the studio but i'm also thinking about germany. and how there are still racists all over the world and a justice who gives. meaning. so. they're all in cool aiko means freedom to the women from leipsic are getting
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a lesson in soon one of south africa's official languages. there was. the. c.l.o. and just 6 make good use of the break before their next for herself. she should. stand by. and take the stand. and i can. head standing again yet here. and that in the in. the end it was. wrong. because. it. was.
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well. i. though it's winter in south africa it feels like summer. this series has come to this university campus outside johannesburg to rehearse the new composition together with the orchestra. germany's national youth orchestra is taking advantage of its summer tour through south africa to rehearse birth of change with separate so to see for the 1st time. the more. you. will. want to move. to.
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the composer once his music to entertain people 1st and foremost but with this piece he also hopes to create a tribute to society's unsung heroes the cleaning ladies the janitors and the bakers. birth of changes to have its world premiere at the beethoven fest in september in the german city of bonn. 6 the vocalists are struggling to make themselves heard over the powerful sound of the orchestra. after they were still there are invited to a broadway the south african name for barbecue. it's
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a cult. an area tradition that brings people and cultures together. is. very. c.l.a and just 6 have a lot to talk about music their everyday lives and snippets of taxis composition. you know what happened in that all is described by music as new school stiff looking new school new haven for something different. look with the same instruments with the same kinds of musicians but it's just the perspective that that is changed i mean i'm a very young guy i'm 28 years old now and believe that if anything since i have the kids of composing i should be reflecting on the times of today and it's our duty as composers to to really put say a covenant and feel of what we experience as young people.
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almost a week of intensive or her skills is capped off with a concert at the university of pretoria. in this arrangement a traditional norwegian wedding march gets an african twist. your . the. the week. her her. her her her. 'd 'd eye.
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thank you. c.l.r. now feeling completely at home with the african beats. and . you really. think a. through . this irish ballad about the tragic death of a young girl is complemented and interwoven with african rhythms.
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the only. be. met.
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4 weeks later the singers have come to bonn germany's former capital for the annual beethoven fest. it celebrates the city's famous son the composer and pianist live it from beethoven. how'd you like to live near i mean it's so peaceful it's nice i like it so much. that. i guess the 1st thing they do after getting up is singing. i've never seen them warm up or prepare they just ready to go. we find that really inspiring it gives us the confidence to really go for it it's only. like a stick of a man also that i like to think of it as. roses among the thorns because we.
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and we have serious but hearing the sweet voice and talk to boys so beautiful. and i felt by human teeth their voice is a so deep and velvety but they can sing high tunes they're very colorful and have an incredible versatility bands in a good suspect they're able to sing classical material but also jazz and soul jessica she saw. how that comes together really nice and they can all the very flexible. to some jazz and all those things so it really mixes very well with what we're doing it's been quite a fun process. there are so many great moments when we tried out new things we worked on material we didn't cover in south africa.
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but. oh murder. i. was didn't. hold. i. wasn't findus is just not i think they complement each other extremely well there's a powerful african rhythms and he's powerful african voices and system and when we have this crystal clear highly precise sound of c.l.o. horn taking this mix is really fascinating when because it brings together
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different worlds united in sound and even proceed leviton for playing with defiance and. only a few hours are left until the big concert time for a final rehearsal. the singers have spent 5 days practicing the material including birth of change the work commissioned by d.w. . the conductor is brandon phillips a south african who will moving forward oh. please please. cease was.
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i think the skill a bit of the methodes. and does a really tell him to deal with his he's an extremely happy about. the big moment has arrived at the concert with the premiere of a simple so to tease composition. i i i. i. i i i. i. i. i i. i i. i. i. i.
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i. i i i i. i. excuse the. excuse. of the. 2 2 musicians get a rousing reception. their concert was
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a huge success. and the composer couldn't be happier. i played for us for the good of the 5 and put a bit of into the teaching of the old let's just be like it was the end of the week that's exactly what we had to do with. the studio. yeah. about our lives we were all nervous and wanted to unleash our artistic energy when we were tense before the big day but now we're happy because everything worked out so well. this is a big place i am going to tell you that a lot of different things going on because to just see us yeah you know it was a good we hope the audience enjoyed it they did yeah they did they could have been dead until the day they go you know we had us all up just it was so moving. and
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this was a really profound experience. and after all the hard work this last week and in south africa we can just let loose and have fun. and.
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the bump. should hello our feelings this is your balls speaking when i come to the show with the ding dong ha concerts with the mistress guests.
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and then incredible location. cutting through the noise of the bar i come from people are known for being tough but fair york and la. people tell it like it it was they call it the concrete jungle the melting pot the city that never sleeps it's this energy that makes it feel like old but amid the hustle it's important to listen and pay attention because it's not just the loudest voices who need to be heard we all have a story to tell but i see it as my job as a journalist to go beyond the obvious now i'm basing your mum and my work takes me around the world but my instincts for me and the state to tell the important stories behind the headlines what is the heart of the story why does it matter who
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live in casablanca to stay focused if you want those fears to cut through the noise to get to the truth. my name is sarah kelly and i want you to death above going to. come up to me. and colby promises. to put me. to see to. believe. from my way and i think your grandmother for the. church or for good or to look at. the free money. are moving all over the world. lose their lives that is
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a. good starting journey such. a lame place .
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most of the women and children. even more.

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