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tv   Arts.21  Deutsche Welle  December 28, 2019 9:30pm-10:00pm CET

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1st girl who could ever know for sure that it was as they are. searching. in support. what's a view. of what's. to deliver. them to. the. world. i know that there are. far far i've seen are wonderful they're just out of this world it's like we've
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known each of the forever and it's amazing how both those different worlds are coming together and working as one by just 6 just 6 have an incredibly velvety very refined sound to have high end clang hats. the sun and the. sunset are. 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. today johannesburg is playing host to a special encounter. to
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a capella in some ways from 2 different continents have come together sierra from leipzig 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 ng years from have a broad musical education just 6 learn by ear without sheet music they rely on their musicality and intuition will see as classical repertoire fit with the african beats of just 6 that's all beautiful because then just like how comes on top of what they're doing. with the rhythm what to do with the rhythm and the
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new giant us make this very basic. cause we don't proofread and. what not to. visit to. the workshop is being led by marcus ditto back from germany an expert on south african vocal music he's here to help bring the groups together we know isn't going to couples for signing on 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 there brimming with the order to start i've just given them free rein and lots of space and also talking about you know this is. the name c.l. is derived from the swedish word for soul this is the ensembles 1st trip to south
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africa. and i do think. 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. ete of south africa's constitutional court. the day after they 1st meet the group's give their 1st concert at a music school in soweto. each group introduces itself by singing a piece from its own repertoire busy.
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that's. right afterwards they performed their 1st joint arrangement him from the middle ages jazzed up with african beats. c can you believe that we just did that.
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seal or have truly arrived there finding the african audiences enthusiasm infectious and stumble singing has a long tradition here and is part of everyday life. the next day of rehearsals belongs 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 vocalists will later be supported by a full symphony orchestra. walk. her.
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there are. here they're getting acquainted with the new work which was created on a computer and has never been performed before. you can see the. walk through thing. at some point things just click into place the jazz musician and composer to pose and the vocalists bring the piece to life was and. the. was there was. there was so there really was with this no support for me that you think since there will be so much action. it just needs to be
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reciprocal. because i. have that right that to ask that 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 some some jazz and i think it's amazing the rhythms that will go on there you know the 2 different sections that with the i think we're going to have a good time says into the sands dusty's it's really interesting that these 2 or 3 voices are going to fuse together with the orchestra was in the end there and that's something new for us to sing with a full orchestra ones to say classical gunson a quaestors ng it's a really nice piece to post pieces are usually very exciting and with music so yeah i'm enjoying the glover does this music and the opportunity to sing together have really bonded us. it doesn't feel like we've only known one another for 3 days i'd have is and the stimulus received it. in. instinctively the media
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which which is what i hoped it would do circle we're going to have a good term i think it's going to look really. nothing true intellectual about it the military is easy and they seem cute to fleece 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. ringback 'd this car was presented to nelson mandela as a gift after his release from prison. the activist who went on to become south 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
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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 for i'm and that people here process a lot of their fear. and negative emotions light and all that suffering and pain through music. it's simply giving voice to what they're feeling at that moment about hearts and yes making something positive out of their pain. this weekend i think that's really one of africa's strengths for africa interesting i had already suspected that singing has
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a completely different meaning here than it does for us in germany and the concept that it brought people together during the apartheid era and gave them strength and was maybe even used to make political statements political statements to keep the spring fed music everything and. 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 that was the apartheid inside 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 in. so you. can live there in cool a go means freedom to the women from leipsic are getting a lesson in soon one of south africa's official languages. there was. that the. talk was over the.
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c.l.o. and just 6 make good use of the break before their next for herself. she should. stand by him. when they could see. one to take care of. 10 stranded was yet here. and that in the end it was. wrong. and it was. the. cause. i. know it's winter in south africa it feels like summer.
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half. the singers have 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 seppo to see for the 1st time. i want to my kids. the composer once his music to entertain people 1st and foremost but with this
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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. the vocalists are struggling to make themselves heard over the powerful sound of the orchestra. after they were still there invited to a broadway the south african name for a barbecue. it's a cult. a tradition that brings people and cultures together. if. various. c.-l.
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and just 6 have a lot to talk about music their everyday lives and snippets of taxis composition. not happen in that sort of all is described by music as new school is definitely new school it's new striving for something different. look with the same instruments with the same kinds of musicians but it's just a perspective that that has changed i mean i'm a very young guy i'm 28 years old now and i 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 composed as i had to to to really put say a covenant and feel of what we experience as young people. almost a week of intensive or her skills is capped off with a concert at the university of pretoria.
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in this arrangement a traditional norwegian wedding march gets an african twist your. your your the. to eat eat. for her. i am 2. actually thank you.
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i. see you are now feeling completely at home with the african beats. a and. i'm. really. done. thank you. thank. you. this irish ballad about the tragic death of a young girl is complemented and interwoven with african rhythm. to.
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be. met. 4 weeks later the singers have come to bonn germany's former capital for the annual
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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 sing. 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. like instant coffee at all so i like to think of it as. roses among the thorns because. and we have no registers but hearing the sweet voice and talk so beautiful.
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and teeth their voice is a so deep and velvety but they can sing high tune. 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 should soul in terms of how that comes together and they can all the very flexible. to some jazz and all those things so it really mixes very well with what we do and you know it's been quite a fun process. there were so many great moments when we tried out new things we worked on material we didn't cover in south africa. soon the.
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no murder. i. stated. whole truth. doesn't fit does it does not i think they complement each other extremely well you know sides there's this powerful african rhythm economies powerful african voices system and when we have this crystal clear highly precise sound of c.l.o. taking this mix is really fascinating when because it brings together different worlds united in sound and even proceed leviton footplate with the finances.
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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 . cease i. feel. i'm excited i think the scale of better than the thoughts and in this is a really telling to deal with this he's an extremely happy about.
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the big moment has arrived at the concert with the premier of a simple it's a tense he's composition. there i. i i. i. i. i i. i. i. i i i i. i. i. i. i i
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i. i. i. excuse me. excuse. of the. musicians get a rousing reception. their concert was a huge success. and the composer couldn't be happier.
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i played for us for the good of the 5 and put a bit of into its you know or let's just feel like it was the end of the week that's it sticking with the good ones. in the studio. to balance out 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 mistake i'm going to tell you kept a lot of different things going on all the struggle just 6 yeah you know it was a lot and we hope the audience enjoyed it it did get to be bigger than denzel but every day go you know we had us on love this movie it was so moving. and this was a really profound experience. and after all the hard work this last week and in
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south africa we can just let loose and have fun in full out and. about. good.
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god. ego africa. the bigger animals attract a lot of attention but don't overlook these little flowers very endangered. and you can do something to protect them. and. we presume free success stories from south africa. identifying rare plants or returning them creating an urban oasis eco account for. 30 minutes.
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his future mission soaring into outer space charlie the robot. and other intelligent machines are the future. but they're already carrying out valuable tasks in the present what can artificial intelligence do. and what are its limits. charlie and the human. d.w. . in the height of climate change. africa's most of. what's in store. for the future of the. c.w. comforting megacities to the multimedia insight click enter.
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