Talking German

Das Jahr geht zu Ende

The song “Das Jahr geht zu Ende” (The Year Comes to an End) by Rolf Zuckowski is  a popular and classic tune for German families at this time of year. Rolf Zuckowski is one of the most famous and best loved children’s singer-songwriters in Germany, with Das Jahr geht zu Ende taken from …

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kids Kraftwerk Roboter cover
Talking German

Kraftwerk Cover Video Goes Intergalatic

A German primary school class has become a YouTube sensation in covering the iconic song “Die Roboter”  or “The Robots” by legendary electronic band Kraftwerk. Suited and (re)booted in homemade cardboard robot outfits, 16 children from Lemmchen Grundschule in Mainz-Mombach performed Kraftwerk’s 1978 song under the direction of their teacher, Lars Reimers. Taken from Kraftwerk’s “The Man-Machine” …

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Talking German

Applaus, Applaus

“Applaus Applaus” or “Applause Applause” is a song by German indie rock band Sportfreunde Stiller. Hailing from Germering, near Munich in Bavaria, the band was founded in 1996 by singer/guitarist Peter “Balboa” Brugger, drummer Florian “Rakete” Weber and bassist Rüdiger “Rüde” Linhof. The band’s name is derived from their former soccer …

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