Sprechen Sie Deutsch? All who wish to hear and speak German are invited to bring their lunch to our monthly presentation and discussion. A topic of interest from German culture, history, or contemporary affairs will be presented, in German, by a selected speaker. Discussion on the topic will complete the Mittagstisch.
In discussion with Wolfram Knauer, Director of the German Jazz Institute Darmstadt
What is the difference between jazz in Germany and the United States? Wolfram Knauer will talk about aesthetics and the different concepts in blues and soul, European folklore, improvised music, and more.
Wolfram Knauer was the first non-American to hold the position of Louis Armstrong Professor of Jazz Studies at New York’s Columbia University. He is in Washington as part of Blue Note @ 75, a citywide celebration of the lasting influence of the German immigrant-founded jazz label Blue Note Records. Together with Penny Von Eschen and Larry Applebaum he will discuss the importance of jazz in foreign policy. He will also be conducting research at the Library of Congress for the Jazz Institute in Darmstadt, which contains the largest bibliographic jazz archive in Europe.
Beverages and sweets are provided. Tickets $5/No charge for Friends of the Goethe-Institut.
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The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.