States of Sun and Stars – Why Inspiration Matters

Podiumsdiskussion mit Max Herre, Adisa Banjoko & AK Black im Rahmen der Reihe "EUREKA! Ländle meets California"

Moderation: Thomas Koch

Introduction: Christiane Pyka (Director DAZ Stuttgart)

Short welcoming speech: Dr. Florian Stegmann, Staatssekretär und Chef der Staatskanzlei

Panel: Max Herre, Adisa Banjoko, AK Black


About the event:

Before he became one of the key figures in German Hip-Hop hop during the late 1990ies, Max Herre participated in an exchange program organized by the Amerikahaus Stuttgart that brought young Hip-Hop artists from both Stuttgart and the San Francisco Bay Area together. This trip to California in 1994 had such a lasting influence on the young rapper and solidified his goal of pursuing music professionally that he later incorporated it in lyrics for the second album of his band Freundeskreis. Now, 26 years later, we reunite Max Herre with other former participants that he met in the Bay Area: for this digital conversation, Herre and his American counterparts will take a look back and talk about the impact that these creative and cultural exchanges had on them personally, on their art, and their further biographies. Their discussion will be moderated by Thomas Koch, who was responsible for the exchange in his former role at the Amerikahaus.

About the series: Eureka! Ländle meets California is a digital event series on the sister state partnership between Baden-Württemberg and California. In monthly events, we will explore what our two states have in common, what we can learn from each other and how we can work together more closely. American and German experts on both sides of the Atlantic will discuss topics such as environment, higher education, tech startups, national parks, migration, queer culture, and the film industry. We want to initiate conversations that create new ideas and networking opportunities to further strengthen the partnership between California and Baden-Württemberg going forward. The series is organized by the DAZ Stuttgart in cooperation with the German-American Institutes in Freiburg, Heidelberg, and Tübingen, and with generous support of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. The sister state agreement was signed by Govenor Jerry Brown and Minister President Winfried Kretschmann at a global climate summit in San Francisco in 2018.

Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch
Anmeldung erforderlich über Zoom:
Veranstaltet von: DAZ Stuttgart in Kooperation mit dem Carl-Schurz-Haus, DAI Heidelberg & dai Tübingen


Online via Zoom
Di, 15.Dez.2020 um 20:00