We are one folk!

In the second half of the 1970s, both German states experienced an astonishing revival of German folk music. What was long considered dusty, if not backward-looking, excited young people in East and West. Folk songs in a new guise became a symbol of anti-bourgeois lifestyles. In the 1980s it was also sung in the West at demonstrations against missile deployments and nuclear power plants. On this evening, the author Bernhard Hanneken will present his book »Deutschfolk – das Volksliedrevival in der BRDDR« vor.



Bernhard Hanneken, programme director of the Rudolstadt-Festivals, Jettenbach near Munich
Manfred Wagenbreth, musician and journalist, Berlin


Sören Marotz, head of exhibition DDR Museum, Berlin


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Registration is possible at post@ddr-museum.de.


17. November 2021, 6 pm

Konferenzraum DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

The event will take place in German.

Here you can see the exact location.


The event will be broadcast on the DDR Museum's YouTube channel. Click here to participate digitally.